Microsoft PowerToys logoSource: Microsoft - Windows Insider

What you need to know

  • PowerToys has a new update that brings it to version
  • The update brings improvements to FancyZones and several new utilities.
  • The update also brings over 100 fixes to issues.

Microsoft's PowerToys has a new update that brings several improvements and new utilities. The update brings the tool to v0.1.6.0 and adds a Markdown Preview pane extension, SVG Preview pane extension, Image Resizer Windows Shell extension, and Window Walker, which is an alt-tab alternative. The latest version also improves Fancyzones.

PowerToys is a collection of utilities for power users. It includes utilities like the PowerRename tool, an Image Resizer tool, and FancyZones, which lets you customize windows on your desktop.

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Here's the complete changelog for v0.1.6.0:

FancyZone improvements:

Multi-Monitor improvement: Zone flipping switching now works between monitors! Simplified UX: Removed layout hot-swap and flashing feature due to need to improve multi-monitor support

  • New Utilities!

    • Markdown Preview pane extension
    • SVG Preview pane extension
    • Image Resizer Window Shell extension
    • Window Walker, an alt-tab alternative
  • Fixed over 100 issues!

  • Testing improvements
    • 54 UX Functional tests
    • 161 new Unit tests

Window Walker is an interesting utility that comes with this update. It allows you to press Control + Windows to bring up a search bar. You can then search for running programs on your PC.

You can grab the latest version of PowerToys from GitHub.