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Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.41.4 fixing Awake high CPU usage


Only a couple of days ago, Microsoft released PowerToys 0.41.3 which added a new feature to keep your PC awake, as well as a few fixes and improvements. However, it seems that some bugs have cropped up which deemed it necessary to push out a new release, now at version 0.41.4.

Microsoft notes "This is a patch release to fix issues in v0.41.3 we deemed important for stability based on user feedback. See v0.41.2 for full release notes." The changelog for 0.41.4 can be viewed below.

  • #11898 - PowerToys Run crashing when selecting search results
  • #11912 - Awake has high CPU usage
  • #11955 - PowerToys Run error on Windows Startup
  • #11964 - Add "PowerToys" to Awake in systray
  • #12031 - FancyZones unable to start correctly
  • #12044 - Image resizes to 1x1
Powertoys screenshot

PowerToys now boasts nine "toys" which can be seen above, if you updated to 0.41.3 then you should definitely install this update, if not just for the high CPU usage with the new 'Awake' PowerToy. In addition, Microsoft says that the entire v0.41 release cycle is set to include stability updates and optimizations, general bug fixes, accessibility improvements, and supporting the integration of the new community led project, Awake, which allows Power-Users to now keep their computer awake on demand.

If you are using PowerToys, then you can open the app and click on "Check for updates" under the updates section on the General tab. Those who would like to try PowerToys for the first time can grab the version 0.41.4 installer from the app's GitHub page.

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