Hotfix for PowerToys memory leak and more bugs now available

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Windows 10 utilities like Microsoft PowerToys let you take better care of your PC, customize your experience, or even enhance system performance.

Some perform mission-critical functions, such as damaged hard drive recovery, while others enable you to organize your schedule or plan your day, for example, weather apps.

So, if you’re a fan of PowerToys, then you’ll most probably take interest in the hotfix that Microsoft released recently for the utility.

Microsoft PowerToys v0.19.1 patches multiple bugs

Microsoft released PowerToys update 0.019.1 to fix a range of issues affecting the Windows 10 utility.

Remember the key remapping feature that PT got recently, enabling you to modify certain key roles or disable them altogether? Well, it had a bug that prevented the activation of remapped keyboard shortcuts. Now you shouldn’t experience that problem anymore.

Also, with the update, you should be able to deactivate FancyZones when the Hold Shift key command option is deactivated.

Similarly, the patch resolves a race condition bug in OS detection, on top of patching a PT Run memory leak.

Here’s the list of issues patched:

#4578 – WinKey for PT Run throws a lot of false positives

#4646 – FancyZones: When “Hold Shift key” is deactivated, Shift key should deactive FancyZones

#4625 – [Run] Search text not updating on up/down navigation

#4432 – Mitigated the race condition in os detection

#2047 – Memory leak in PT Run

#4647 – Fix remapped shortcuts not getting activated in succession

However, PT version 0.019.1 didn’t fix all previously spotted bugs. One of those is the inability to open settings after shutting down PT in minimized mode from the taskbar.

Moreover, that’s a recurring issue that Microsoft intends on fixing in the upcoming PowerToys v0.20 release.

In the meantime, if you’d like to improve your proficiency in PowerToys, check out our expertly-written guide.

How has Microsoft PT impacted your everyday PC experience? Feel free to let us know via the comments section below.


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