Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Microsoft PowerToys 0.60: System tools migrate to Windows 11 context menu


Microsoft submits to internal PowerToys, an extremely extensive program collection of useful professional tools for the Windows 10 and 11 operating systems, another product update. The first system tools migrate to the two-level context menu for better workflow and more productivity.

Microsoft Toolkit for Windows

After Microsoft revived the collection of tools known since the days of Windows 95 in September 2019 for Windows 10 and then for Windows 11 and gradually expanded it in the meantime, PowerToys 0.60.0 is another product update from the powerful system suite with updates for the numerous little helpers.

Microsoft Power Toys 0.60.0
Microsoft Power Toys 0.60.0

The following eight tools and extensions have been updated:

  • always on top
  • PowerRename
  • power toy race
  • keyboard manager
  • File explorer plugins
  • resize image
  • mouse utility
  • FancyZones

Also, the underlying development tool has been updated:

The official release notes on the developer platform GitHub also lists improvements to the runtime, .NET, and VC++ environments, as well as the switch from WinUI 2 to WinUI 3 for some programs like PowerRename.

In addition to a new zone identification using a monitor ID, which is making its way into FancyZones and is intended to ensure greater stability and reliably prevent zone resets, Windows 11’s two-level context menu in particular has been updated.

The ImageResizer and PowerRename tools can now be found even more quickly by right-clicking on the context menu of Microsoft’s current operating system, making them particularly easy to use.

Meanwhile, the developers have also largely adapted the launcher UI and individual apps to the Windows 11 GUI.

In addition, the installation routine and the .NET Framework on which the suite is based have been updated and optimized, as well as the dark mode, which can now adopt the specifications of the entire system.

Download at Computer Base

As usual, Microsoft PowerToys 0.60.0 can be downloaded directly below this post from the ComputerBase download area and free access Source code (ZIP) also be seen.

Since the release of PowerToys 0.59.0, the system set is also available in a version for the ARM64 platform, which is also available on ComputerBase.

More information is provided by the project page on the GitHub development platform.


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