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PowerToys 0.80 is out with Desired State Configuration support and new Peek features

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PowerToys 0.80 is now available for download. The latest update introduces Desire State Configuration support, a newer version of Windows App SDK, WebP/WebM and audio support for Peek, and other changes for existing modules.

Here are the update highlights:

  • New feature: Desired State Configuration support, allowing the use of winget configure for PowerToys. Check the DSC documentation for more information.
  • The Windows App SDK dependency was updated to 1.5.1, fixing many underlying UI issues.
  • WebP/WebM files support was added to Peek.
  • Audio files support was added to Peek.
  • Automated UI testing for FancyZones Editor was added to CI.

And here is the full changelog:


  • Added a Quick Access entry to access the flyout from PowerToys' tray icon right click menu.
  • Added support for Desired State Configuration in PowerToys, allowing the use of winget configure to configure many settings.


  • Fix an issue causing the "Keep screen on" option to disable after Awake deactivated itself.

Color Picker

  • Fixed a UI issue causing the color picker modal to hide part of the color bar.

Command Not Found

  • Now tries to find a preview version of PowerShell if no stable version is found.


  • Fixed a crash loading the editor when there's a layout with an empty name in the configuration file.
  • Refactored layout internal data structures and common code to allow for automated testing.
  • The pressing of the shift key is now detected through raw input to fix an issue causing the shift key to be locked for some users.

File Explorer add-ons

  • Fixed a crash occurring in the Monaco previewer when a file being previewed isn't found by the code behind.
  • Fixed an issue in the Markdown previewer adding a leading space to code blocks.
  • Fixed wrong location and scaling of preview results on screens with different DPIs.
  • Added better clean up code to thumbnail handlers to prevent locking files.

File Locksmith

  • Allow multiple lines to wrap when viewing the modal with selected file paths.


  • Fixed the final directory name of the PowerToys Run VSCode Workspaces plugin in the installation directory to match the plugin name.
  • Used more generic names for the bootstrap steps, so that "Installing PowerToys" is not shown when uninstalling.

Keyboard Manager

  • Fixed an issue that would clear out KBM mappings when certain numpad keys were used as the second key of a chord.
  • Added a comment in localization files so that translators won't translate "Text" as "SMS".


  • Added support to .WebP/.WebM files in the image/video previewer.
  • Added support for audio files.
  • Fixed an issue causing the open file button in the title bar to be un-clickable.
  • Fixed an issue when previewing a folder with a dot in the name that caused Peek to try to preview it as a file.

PowerToys Run

  • Added a setting to the Windows Search plugin to exclude files and patterns from the results.
  • Fixed an issue showing thumbnails caused by a hash collision between similar images.
  • Added the "checkbox and multiline text box" additional property type for plugins and improved multiline text handling.

Quick Accent

  • Added the Schwa character to the Italian character set.

Registry Preview

  • Allow alternative valid names for the root keys.
  • Fixed an issue causing many pick file windows to be opened simultaneously.

Screen Ruler

  • Updated the measure icons for clarity.

Shortcut Guide

  • Updated the Emoji shortcut that is shown to the new Windows key + period (.) hotkey.

Text Extractor

  • Fixed issues creating the extract layout on certain monitor configurations.

Video Conference Mute

  • Added enable/disable telemetry to get usage data.


  • Added locks to some terms (like the name of some utilities) so that they aren't localized.
  • Fixed some shortcuts not being shown properly in the Flyout and Dashboard.
  • Updated image for Color Picker and outdated animations for utilities in OOBE.

You can download PowerToys from its GitHub repository or the Microsoft Store.

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