PowerToys 0.60 Arrives with Windows 11 Features

Posted on July 13, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10, Windows 11 with 1 Comment

Microsoft recently upgraded its PowerToys suite of power user utilities to version 0.60 with a couple of Windows 11 updates.

As Microsoft describes it, PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows 10 and 11 experience for greater productivity. It currently consists of 12 tools—Always on Top, PowerToys Awake, Color Picker, FancyZones, File Explorer Add-ons, Image Resizer, Keyboard Manager, Mouse utilities, PowerRename, PowerToys Run, Shortcut Guide, and Video Conference Mute—and can be installed from the web or the Microsoft Store.

PowerToys 0.60 adds the following improvements:

Windows 11 context menu support. PowerRename and Image Resizer now appear in Windows 11 context menus.

Windows 11 visual style. AlwaysOnTop now uses the Windows 11 visual style with rounded corners.

PowerToys Run improvements. PowerToys run works like Spotlight on the Mac: you type Alt + Space and a search box appears in the middle of the Desktop; with a new plug-in, you can run OneNote from PowerToys Run. And PowerToys Run has a new setting to better control the query sort order.

FancyZones improvements. FancyZones is sort of like Windows 11’s Snap feature on steroids, and it uses a new zone identification system that improves multi-display support, stability, and inadvertent zone resets.

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One response to “PowerToys 0.60 Arrives with Windows 11 Features”

  1. Passinttd

    We have two examples of this update breaking FancyZones. Update at your own risk if you are a FancyZone user.

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