PowerToys Run can be launched by typing Alt+Space to bring up a search box – similar to macOS Spotlight search – which helps Windows 10 users quickly find and open apps, folders, and files. It helps allows users to search for processes or do calculations.
PowerToys developers admitted there was room for improvement in PowerToys Run when it launched and some of those improvements have arrived in a new update for PowerToys, which fixes a bug that caused PowerToys Run to launch apps in admin mode if PowerToys was being run as administrator.
Microsoft open-sourced PowerToys in September, reviving a tool it introduced in Windows 95 for power users. Each month developers behind the open-source PowerToys project are releasing updates and new utilities that ship with PowerToys, such as PowerRename for bulk-renaming files, FancyZones for customizing windows layouts, and Preview Panes for a read-only view of a file's contents in File Explorer.