The rebooted PowerToys was released with just FancyZones and Shortcut Guide utilities. This release brings four new utilities, including PowerRename, File Explorer preview panes for Markdown (.md) files and SVG files, Image Resizer, and Window Walker.
FancyZones, the windows manager for creating customized windows layouts, now has multi-monitor support so users can switch zones between monitors. Previous updates have focused on boosting compatibility with applications.
PowerRename is an advanced bulk renaming utility that allows users to search and replace the names of files.
Preview Panes offer a read-only preview of the file's contents. It's a feature of File Explorer and can be enabled by clicking the View tab in the ribbon and then clicking 'Preview Pane'.
Window Walker is a text-based alternative to using Alt-Tab to switch between open windows. Just like Alt-Tab, the up and down arrows on the keyboard offer a preview of open windows. This app will eventually be rolled into the Launcher project, which will act as a replacement for the Win+R key combination to launch an app.
The developers of PowerToys say they're working on a feature for the app to automatically update. The feature should arrive in version 0.17.