Microsoft to reboot PowerToys for Windows 10 in open source form

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    Microsoft to reboot PowerToys for Windows 10 in open source form
    May 8, 2019
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-to-reboot-powertoys-for-windows-10-in-open-source-form
     
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    Microsoft Announces First PowerToys Preview Release for Windows 10
    September 5, 2019
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...rst-powertoys-preview-release-for-windows-10/
     
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    Free Download: Microsoft’s Batch Rename PowerToy
     
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    Microsoft releases PowerToys v0.14 with improvements to PowerRename and FancyZones
    December 2, 2019
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microso...th-improvements-to-powerrename-and-fancyzones
    PowerToys v0.14 Released (December 2, 2019)
    FancyZones
    Changes:
    • Removed legacy editor (along with the settings option to choose between the legacy editor and the new editor).
    • Added a settings to disable FanzyZones for user defined list of applications.
    • The editor now opens highlighting the current active layout.
    • Show the correct keyboard key for the editor shortcut (with some limitations due to the WebView control).
    Bug fixes:
    • Fixed the FancyZones bug that was stealing the number keys (mostly happening when dragging Chrome tabs).
    • Fixed a DPI scaling bug in the FancyZones editor that was causing the zones to be placed in the wrong position on the screen.
    • Fixed bug preventing several apps from working with FancyZones (there are still some cases, like remote apps, that may not work).
    PowerRename
    Changes:
    • The dialog can be resized (still need to finished the work to handle DPI changes when moving the dialog between screen with different scaling %).
    • Added settings to restore search and replace flags value from previous run.
    • Added settings to enable autocomplete and auto-suggest.
    Bug fixes:
    • Improved RegEx replace result.
    • Fix bug preventing sub-folder items to be renamed if parent folder is also renamed.
    Other bug fixes
    • fixed a bug in the runner that was causing the tray icon to not appear.
    • minor UI tweaks to the Settings appearance (icons position and margins, module's description text and documentation links position and margins).
    • fixed a crash in the SortcutGuide.
    NOTE: when upgrading from a previous version, the installer will close all the Windows Explorer windows in order to update the PowerRename shell extension.
     
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    PowerToys v0.14.1 Released (December 5, 2019)
     
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    Windows 10 PowerToy Quick Launcher to Simplify Launching Apps
    January 21, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...oy-quick-launcher-to-simplify-launching-apps/
     
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    Microsoft is working on a keyboard manager for Windows 10
    February 6, 2020
    https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/02/06/microsoft-is-working-on-keyboard-manager-for-windows-10/
     
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    Microsoft PowerToys 0.15 focuses on quality improvements
    March 3, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-powertoys-015-focuses-on-quality-improvements
    PowerToys v0.15 Released (March 3, 2020)
    Note for upgrading: You need to reapply your zone layout for FancyZones. Don't worry, your custom zone sets are preserved.
    • Make you aware there is a new version from within PowerToys
    • Removed requirement to always 'run as admin'
    • Added almost 300 unit tests to increase stability and prevent regressions.
    • Resolved almost 100 issues
    • Made .NET Framework parts of the source run faster with NGEN
    • Improved for how we store data locally
    • Increased FancyZones compatibility with applications
    • Created the v1.0 strategy, the launcher, the keyboard manager specs
    • Work on cleaning up our issue backlog and labels
    PowerToys v0.15.2 Released (March 10, 2020)
     
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    PowerToys 0.16 will bring back ImageResizer
    March 5, 2020
    https://mspoweruser.com/powertoys-0-16-will-bring-imageresizer/
     
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    Microsoft Updates Windows 10 PowerToys With New Utilities
    March 31, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ates-windows-10-powertoys-with-new-utilities/
    PowerToys v0.16 Released (March 31, 2020)
    Download (GitHub)
    Our mantra for the 0.16 was adding in new features along with a continual push for quality and stability. We are working toward getting a way to auto-update PowerToys and have a good plan for this. We want to proactively thank the community for quickly identifying a few bugs inside 0.15 and allowing us to quickly release 0.15.1 and 0.15.2.

    For the entire commit history, please look at the 0.16 release. Below are just a few of the bullet items from this release.
    • FancyZone improvements:
      • Multi-Monitor improvement: Zone flipping switching now works between monitors!
      • Simplified UX: Removed layout hot-swap and flashing due to multi-monitor lacking
    • 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
     
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