📢 Microsoft PowerToys v0.59.1 - What's new and improved?

Microsoft PowerToys version 0.59.1 released as a patch, and contains fixes around FancyZone, PowerToys Run, OOBE as listed below. - Story published by Kunal Chowdhury on , and was last updated on 2022-06-16T09:08:33Z.

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Last week, Microsoft PowerToys version 0.59.0 came out with several improvements that include native support to ARM64, Power Rename running on WinUI 3, Windows App SDK runtime 1.1.0, and more. Now, the company released a patch (v0.59.1) that fixes issues found in the previous version (v0.59.0).


The latest patch release of Microsoft PowerToys v0.59.1 includes bug fixes related to FancyZone, PowerToys Run, and OOBE windows rendering. This patch also includes Windows App SDK runtime 1.1.1 to have the latest fixes.


Microsoft PowerToys v0.59.1 fixes FancyZone bugs, PowerToys Run, and OOBE


What's new and improved in Microsoft PowerToys v0.59.1

  • #18657: FancyZones not working with windows showing in all desktops is fixed.
  • #18663: Messages showing there was an error updating should no longer appear when PowerToys is up-to-date.
  • #18712: On some systems OOBE Windows renders a bit too big, so we made the window resizable.
  • #18696: Added a setting to disable the search delay in PowerToys Run, as some users preferred the old behavior.
  • #18679: A FancyZones bug where windows were not snapping after switching layouts is fixed.
  • #18761: PowerToys Run is not getting the default web browser under some conditions. Potential fixes and added logs are included.
  • #18842: Upgraded the Windows App SDK runtime to 1.1.1, containing the newest fixes.



How to download the latest version of Microsoft PowerToys

You can download the latest version of Microsoft PowerToys either from the Microsoft Store or from the official repository on GitHub. If you already have the Microsoft PowerToys installed on your computer, you can manually update it by navigating to the Settings page.


You can also download Microsoft PowerToys version 0.59.1 by clicking either of the following official links: