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A week after releasing Microsoft PowerToys v0.56.1 for Windows, the company now releases PowerToys version 0.56.2. Microsoft said that it is a patch release to fix issues in v0.56.1 to fix a few bugs that they deemed important for stability based on incoming rates.


As this patch release doesn't include any new features, you can read the full set of features and improvements part of v0.56.x release on this page. To know what has been fixed in PowerToys 0.56.2, continue reading further.


Microsoft PowerToys v0.56.2 addresses few bugs


What has been fixed in Microsoft PowerToys v0.56.2

  • #16252: We now pass in /norestart flag to the .NET runtime installer for our installer.
  • #16155: FancyZones Template layout reset bug is fixed.
  • #16699: Dev File Preview handler files in use bug is fixed.
  • #16669: Added Find my mouse setting for shake distance to allow for adjustability.
  • #16712: PowerToys Run's Windows Terminal plugin didn't have localization set up correctly and is now correct.


It is worth noting that the latest version of Microsoft PowerToys includes several new improvements (FancyZones zone limit has been increased to 128 zones, Find my mouse will now activate via shaking the mouse with a settings change, and more) and fixes.


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