PowerToys v0.27.1 for Windows 10 is out with stability fixes

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Email Twitter: @RabiaNoureen11 Dec 10th, 2020 inNews

It’s been a few days since Microsoft released PowerToys version 0.27, but the software giant has already rolled out a maintenance update for Windows 10 users. PowerToys v0.27.1, which is described as a “patch release,” improves the stability and quality of various tools, including FancyZones and Color Picker.

According to Microsoft, we should expect to see the next major release (PowerToys version 0.29) by the end of December. This update should bring the much-anticipated video conference mute feature which is currently available for users on the experimental version. The company has also teased a new feature for Fancy Zones that makes it easier for users to create custom layouts.

Here’s the full list of improvements and fixes in PowerToys version 0.27.1:

  • #8330 – FancyZones not waiting for me to release Shift. The primary bug is fixed. We discovered an edge case #8511that is not resolved in this larger fix. We felt the larger fix was worth getting out without the edge case being solved.
  • #8378 – Memory leak in FancyZones. Our fix actually improved performance when showing the zones on high res and high DPI scaling screens
  • #8339 – FZ editor is correctly handling multi monitor when the laptop built-in display is turned off.
  • #8322 -Editor Crash on removing colors from the history where there is none
  • #6594 – Color Picker hangs while holding activation keystroke

As always, you can download the latest version of PowerToys from GitHub if you prefer to download the update manually. You can also head over to the issues page to check out the complete list of bug fixes and commits made in this release.

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