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More than a month after releasing Microsoft PowerToys version 0.61.0, Microsoft has released a new update. The latest Microsoft PowerToys version 0.62.0 is now available and includes three new utilities: Screen Ruler, Quick Accent, and Text Extractor.


It also includes a set of other improvements. For a detailed list of changes and download the latest version of Microsoft PowerToys, continue reading further.


Microsoft PowerToys v0.62.0 adds three new utilities


  • Screen Ruler is a quick and easy way to measure pixels on your screen.
  • Quick Accent is an easy way to write letters with accents.
  • Text Extractor works like Snipping Tool, but copies the text out of the selected region using OCR and puts it on the clipboard.
  • PowerToy Run ships with a new Plugin letting you search in past query results


What's new and improved in Microsoft PowerToys v0.61.0?

  • Added a new utility: Screen Ruler.
  • Added a new utility: Quick Accent.
  • Added a new utility: Text Extractor.
  • Upgraded the Windows App SDK runtimes to 1.1.4.

Always on Top

  • Fixed a bug causing the border to linger when closing an Outlook popup window.

Color Picker

  • Fixed the HSB color format to correctly track HSV instead of HSL.
  • Fixed an issue where the zoom factor wasn't reset when reopening the zoom window.


  • Removed the button to open Settings from the FancyZones Editor, as it was opening behind the overlay.
  • Changed the Highlight distance control to a slider in the FancyZones Editor, to address accessibility issues with screen readers.
  • Fixed an issue where the FancyZones Editor would duplicate or edit the wrong layout.
  • Fixed an issue that caused canvas layout width/height to be changed without even opening the layout in FancyZones Editor.

File explorer add-ons

  • Quality of life improvements to Developer Files preview, including a progress bar while loading, performance improvements, an improved dark mode, and logs.
  • Fixed possible WebView related vulnerabilities in the SVG and Markdown handlers.
  • Fixed some race conditions in Developer Files preview causing the loading bar to hang.
  • Added localization support to the Developer Files preview messages.
  • It's now possible to configure default color for Stl Thumbnails.
  • Added an option to format JSON and XML files before rendering.


  • Fixed an issue that was generating a silent crash when the context menu was triggered when not selecting any file or folder. (This was a hotfix for 0.61)
  • Improved performance when loading a big number of files.
  • Fixed a specific case in which PowerRename tried to rename a file to an empty string.
  • The UI now shows when a file can't be renamed due to its name being too long or containing invalid characters.

PowerToys Run

  • Added a fix to the VSCodeWorkspaces plugin to better support portable installations.
  • The Folder plugin now expands %HOMEPATH% correctly.
  • Fixed a case where a previous result was being activated when searching for new results. Added a setting to better control input throttling.
  • Added support for port numbers in the URI plugin.
  • Fixed query errors when the search delay option was turned off.
  • New History plugin to search for old search results.
  • Changed the default TimeDate activation keyword to ), as queries starting by ( are expected as Calculator global queries, and added information in Settings so users know that some activation keywords may conflict with normal usage of some plugins when trying to do a global query.
  • The Unit Converter plugin updated its UnitsNet dependency and now supports plural units.
  • Improved the validation logic in the Calculator plugin.


  • Improved: Clean up old install folders and logs at startup.


  • Image and phrasing adjustments.
  • Icon and image updates for the new utilities.

Shortcut Guide

  • Fixed the Narrator shortcut to include the newly added Control key.


  • Fixed a regression that was causing the PowerToys shortcut to be deleted on update. (This was a hotfix for 0.61)
  • Updated the .NET dependency to 6.0.8.


  • Fixed wrong links to installers in README.


  • Removed FXCop leftovers.
  • Added version number to missing binaries and added a CI script to verify that all binaries have their version numbers set correctly.
  • Updated a dependency to fix building on Visual Studio 17.3 C++ tools.
  • Fixed and reactivated the CI unit tests for FancyZones.
  • Cleaned up and removed dead code from PowerRename code base.
  • Added a script for verifying the solution targets match the expected CPU architectures.
  • Obsolete package Castle.Core was removed.
  • Language typos were corrected across the PowerToys assets.



How to download the latest version of Microsoft PowerToys

You can download the newest 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 0.62.0 by clicking either of the following official links:


Please note that the links shared above to download the latest version of Microsoft PowerToys are official links hosted by Microsoft on the GitHub servers. It is still advisable to always scan with your antivirus software once you download something from the internet. Neither the author of this post nor the site will be responsible if something goes wrong.


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