PowerToys version 0.19.0 released, focused on fixes

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Microsoft has just released PowerToys version 0.19 for Windows 10 with quality and stability improvements. The latest version of the app specifically addresses over 100 issues across all of its utilities and brings tons of PowerToys Run search improvements, an improved threading model for FancyZones, as well as an improved installer.

Here’s the full list of improvements, fixes, and known issues in PowerToys version 0.19:

Known issues still for PT Run

  • Newly installed apps can’t be found #3553
    • We have a fix but came in too late for 0.19
  • CPU / Memory, still investigating #3208
    • We fixed one item and have leads on other improvements
  • WinKey remapping for PT Run can be quirky #4578

PowerToys Run

  • Now using low level hooks so can remap Alt+Space to a WinKey based shortcut #2325
  • PWAs correctly reconginized #3199
  • Dev mode apps can’t be found #3330
  • Duplicate results due to romaing profile data #3180
  • Steam games not found #3425
  • Hidden files not in results #3449
  • Theming improvements #3485
  • Missing icons #3541
  • Supress Alt-F4 #3796
  • Network paths don’t work #4096
  • Search enivornment path by default #4200
  • Search desktop by default #4056
  • Can’t find Terminal #3974
  • Can’t find ClickOnce apps #4025
  • Start typing text is visible then disappears on cold start #2974
  • Tabbing highlight issue for context menu #2559#3483
  • Context menu buttons showing up when hovering with mouse #2420
  • Placement shutters with monitors #3535#3018](#3018)
  • blank result box when there’s nothing on search query #3186
  • Result box sizing issue #2456


  • Detect when pattern matching is used #1002


  • Outlook new email windows snapped to last used zone #1192
  • Teams notifications don’t snap #1931
  • Improved multi-thread design. #961
  • Multiple Virtual Desktop Fixes. #2725#2684, [#2678]#2678), #2633

Keyboard manager

  • Key remappings stay active when flipping to Japanese IME #3397
  • Tab fix when remap Ctrl/Alt #3294
  • Fix remapping to alt-tab/win+space style shortcuts #3331
  • Fixed remapping to Extended keys (Home, End, Ins, Del, Pg, Arrow keys) #3478
  • Games having incorrect key mapping #3647
  • Fixed numlock remap #3277
  • Stability fixes


  • Settings v2 is blanked #3384
  • “Check for update” actually checks for update vs goes to GH page #2535
  • Docs point to redirection URL now so we can update without updating app #3088
  • Multiple UX improvements
  • Start at login not being respected #3875
  • Now using low level hooks so can remap Alt+Space to a WinKey based shortcut #2325
  • Warning added for invalid input in hotkeys for [#3992](FZ Settings #3992)


  • Can uninstall via control panel #2012
  • After 0.19.0, Explorer won’t restart #2730
  • Multiple build system improvements to reduce conflicts #3809#3812#3867#3948

According to Microsoft, you will see some parts of the improved installer experience online in 0.19 and 0.20. Moreover, it will be the last time that you will see Windows Explorer flash during the upgrade, and the .NET Core install experience should be much smoother in PowerToys version 0.20. For anyone interested in downloading the latest version of the tool, head to the release page on GitHub.