Microsoft releases PowerToys version 0.29.0. The latest version of PowerToys includes several improvements and bug fixes for Color Picker, FancyZones, and PowerToys Run. Microsoft says that the focus of this release was to add stability, accessibility, localization, and quality improvements.


Due to the holiday season, PowerToys will get features such as FZ editor improvements and three new plug-ins for PowerToys Run in the next release. Continue reading to know what has been improved in PowerToys v0.29.0.


PowerToys gets updated to version 0.29 with stability improvements


  • Bug report tool and improved logging.
  • Various localization improvements.
  • CodeQL added. Triggered via a cron timer twice a day.
  • "How to use" docs moved to This will allow the community to do direct PRs against those documents.
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  • .NET Core upgrade for code bases the PowerToys team controls is complete. We still have two external dependencies that are .NET Framework that need to be updated.
Color Picker
  • General bug fixes.
  • Added ability to provide the name of the color at parity with Office and WinUI Color Picker.
  • Allows to use Windows Snap on desktops that don't have a layout applied and for apps that are in the excluded list.
  • Bug fixes.
PowerToys Run
  • Improved performance.
  • PT Run now supports accented characters.
  • Option to extract the MSI from the .exe for enterprise scenarios and more options to do unattended installations.
  • Removed toast notifications during installation.


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