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The PowerToys update adds a quick launcher for your favorite gadgets

Microsoft is rolling out a new update for PowerToys, its suite of tools for power users of Windows 11 and Windows 10. The latest update brings us to version 0.67, and the highlight of the release is the new Quick Launch panel, which lives in the system tray.

This is a panel that you can open to see shortcuts to your most used PowerToys tools, such as Hosts File Editor, Text Extractor, and so on. This means that you won’t need to create complicated keyboard shortcuts or open the main PowerToys window every time you want to use it, so you can save your valuable time. Various widgets can be installed or removed from the launcher, and you can also rearrange them as desired.

Screenshot of the PowerToys quick launcher

Aside from that, this release is mostly about code quality improvements. Microsoft has added a new option in PowerToys Run that allows you to use Unpaid invoice A key to navigate through the search results, not the other buttons in the interface. The Quick Accent tool has also been updated with additional characters for more languages, such as Hebrew, along with new characters for dashes.

It’s not the biggest update yet, but Microsoft is constantly adding new tools to PowerToys. Recently, File Locksmith has been added to let users know which programs are using a particular file, and the Text Extractor tool is also a fairly recent addition, allowing you to extract text from an image.

For a full list of small improvements and fixes in this release, you can find it below:

If you haven’t done so yet, you can download PowerToys from the project file Official github pageBeside through the Microsoft Store.



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