PowerToys, Microsoft’s official system enhancement tool for Win10 and Win11 systems, has recently released an update of version 0.72, which mainly fixes bugs reported by users in previous versions and improves stability.
PowerToys version 0.72 doesn’t introduce any new functionality, it just adds a PowerToys Run plugin called Value Generator that can generate hash and GUID values.
The new version of PowerToys 0.72 also enhances the Mouse Highlighter, which can be set to follow the cursor with four types of highlighting; the new version fixes the PowerRename function and reduces crashes when modifying a large number of files.
The new PowerToys 0.72 release manages to shave hundreds of megabytes off the installation footprint, in addition to enhancing existing features.
Compared with version 0.71, the size of installed applications in 64-bit version 0.72 has been reduced from 1.15GB to 785MB; in the file manager, the size of related folders has been reduced from 3.10GB to 554MB.
Note: Users can download PowerToys from Microsoft Store or GitHub, or use winget (in administrator mode) command: winget install –id Microsoft.PowerToys to install.
Microsoft PowerToys is a set of free system utility software designed by Microsoft for system administrators on the Windows operating system. These programs add or change features to the system and add more customization options to increase productivity.