Microsoft released yet another version of PowerToys. This time it’s version 0.35.0.

As usual, you can download it on GitHub and read more about future planning by the team made for the short term. One thing to be aware of, PowerToys will start requiring Windows 10 v1903 or greater after 0.35.x release.

For the rest, there are quite a few changes and fixes in the new build. Read down below.

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  • Added hotkeys and quick-swap functionality for custom layouts! Users can now assign a hotkey in the editor and use it to quickly set a desktop’s zones with Ctrl + Win + Alt + NUMBER key binding, or by pressing the hotkey while dragging a window.
  • UX updates. Thanks, @niels9001!
  • Fixed zone placement algorithm for when the Taskbar is vertical
  • Bug fixes

PowerToys Run

  • Users can specify where to show the launcher window. Thanks @addrum!
  • New plugin added to support opening previously used Visual Studio Code workspaces, remote machines (SSH or Codespaces), and containers! When enabled, use { to query for available workspaces. Thanks, @ricardosantos9521! Please note, this plugin is off by default.
  • Shell history now saves the raw command instead of the resolved command. A command like %appdata% would now save in the Shell history as is instead of C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming. Thanks, @mayitbeegh!
  • Better logging to try to track down some bugs
  • Bug fixes

Video Conference Mute (Experimental)

  • Tracking work remaining at issue
  • The goal is to have 0.36 experimental release week of April 5th (Yes, we’ve stated this before, we know)

Download: PowerToys