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PowerToys 0.55.1 fixes a bug with settings not being saved

A couple of days ago, Microsoft released PowerToys version 0.55 with three new utilities. The latest version brought two new modules for File Explorer add-ons and a crosshair for the cursor. Now there is a new version available for download. Release 0.55.1 fixes several annoying bugs, such as the app not saving settings.

PowerToys 0.55.1 fixes a bug with settings

What's new in PowerToys 0.55.1

Here is the full changelog for PowerToys 0.55.1:

  • Shortcut keys retain taken after disabled for Shortcut Guide, Mouse highlighter, Mouse pointer crosshair. This was a bug we had for a while but with the increased mouse utilities using the shared code path, it was just noticed.
  • Shortcut keys retain taken after disabled for Shortcut Guide, Mouse highlighter, Mouse pointer crosshair. This was a bug we had for a while but with the increased mouse utilities using the shared code path, it was just noticed.
  • After install, PT won't automatically start as admin unless dont-elevate arg is used. This bug was introduced with 0.53 installer update and now is fixed with 0.55.1.
  • Removed a dead code path and unused DLL.
  • Mouse pointer crosshairs crashing race condition bug.
  • Small UX fixes for helping wayfind.
  • Revert part of a Window Walker improvements in #6084 that did a IsCloak check. This impacted virtual desktop users.

Release notes for version 0.55 are available in a dedicated article.

PowerToys is available from the Microsoft Store via this link. You can also get the app from GitHub or using winget (winget install Microsoft.PowerToys -s winget).

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Author: Taras Buria

Taras is here to cover stories about Microsoft and everything around, although sometimes he prefers Apple. You can stay in touch with him on Twitter.

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