Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.55.2 to fix issues with the previous patch

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Microsoft has released PowerToys v0.55.2 just over a week to fix yet another problem discovered after releasing 0.55.1 which came shortly after the release of v0.55.0. However, this is a patch release to address an issue that surfaced in the previous patch, as shown below.

This is a patch release to fix issues in v0.55.1 due to an installer bug and .NET 5 doing an update for the runtime. We deemed important for stability based on incoming rates. See v0.55.0 for full release notes.

  • #16203 - Installer didn't handle when a newer version was released for .NET 5

As such, there are no changes, you can view the ull set of changes in our v0.55.0 post here.

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PowerToys is Microsoft's open-source project that offers a collection of nifty tools that people can use to customize the Windows 10 or 11 UI and experience to their liking. As we know, depending upon feedback and general stability, some of the utilities also make their way to the OS eventually. A prominent example of this is Snap Layouts and Span Groups in Windows 11 which borrow heavily from the FanzyZones tool in PowerToys.

If you are using PowerToys in Windows 11, you can grab it in the Microsoft Store. For others in Windows 10, 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 0.55.2 installer from the app's GitHub page.

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