PowerToys v0.20.1 for Windows 10 is out with stability fixes

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It’s been a couple of days since Microsoft released a major update for PowerToys (version 0.20), but the company has already rolled out a maintenance update. Indeed, PowerToys v0.20.1, which was released earlier this week, delivers a couple of critical fixes to improve the overall stability of the app.


“This is patch release to fix a few items for 0.20 we deemed important for stability. The installer, PowerToys Run, FancyZones and ColorPicker. FancyZones had a bug in it which then crashed our hosting app (we refer to as Runner), then that caused us to find a few bugs in PowerToys Run that happen when Runner crashes,” said Clint Rutkas, Program manager lead on PowerToys.

Here’s the full list of improvements and fixes in PowerToys version 0.20.1:

  • #5400 – PT Run doesn’t dispose properly and disposed object trying to be accessed
  • #5555 – ColorPicker trying to always reload a bad settings file
  • #5540 – FancyZones tries to drag an elevated window
  • #5484 – Installer gets stuck installing .NET Core

If you’re still experiencing some issues, you can share your feedback with the PowerToys team on GitHub to help them fix these additional problems. In the meantime, you can head over to the GitHub releases page to get the latest stability improvements.