The Latest Version Of PowerToys Causes Chromium Edge to Crash

Microsoft has rolled out another update for its PowerToys app which bumps the current version to 0.14. The update brings some enhancements and bug fixes for the existing features such as PowerRename and FancyZones.

The latest version of the app is now available for download from GitHub. It is worth noting that the app supports only x64 systems. However, ARM64 support and x86 support is not available at the moment.

PowerRename – which can be used to rename your files in bulk so that they follow a similar naming convention. The latest version of the tool brings the following changes:

  • You can now resize the dialogue
  • The feature allows you to search and restore the value of flags from a previous build.
  • You can now enable auto-suggest and autocomplete from the app settings.

FancyZones – which allows you to design complex layouts for your desktop windows. The latest version of the tool brings the following changes:

  • The update removed the legacy editor and you can no longer access the settings option to access it.
  • A new settings option allows you to disable FanzyZones for some applications
  • You can now see the currently active layout when you open the editor

Powertoys v0.14 Issues

By the look of things, the latest version of PowerToys doesn’t play well with Microsoft’s Chromium Edge. According to the reports, the app forces users to open extra windows. Furthermore, some Windows 10 users who tried to uninstall the problematic update reported app crashing issues.

However, it is yet not clear if users are experiencing a similar issue on Google Chrome and other browsers. These issues are obvious considering the fact that Powertoys is an open-source platform that is still in its developmental stages.

We hope that Microsoft investigates the issue and provides a fix in the upcoming release. If you are one of those who have noticed the weird crashing issue, you should submit a bug report about the problem on the Feedback Hub.

Alex Schoff
Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.