Microsoft has just released an updated version of PowerToys for Windows 10, this time included a bunch of new utilities that users can try out on their devices.
First and foremost, the main highlight of this release is the addition of Image Resizer. Just as its name suggests, this new tool is specifically supposed to let you resize pictures quickly on a Windows 10 device.
Available in PowerToys 0.16, Image Resizer lands as a Windows Shell extension, so just select the images that you want to work with and then launch the app from the context menu.
There are two new pane extensions in this new release called Markdown Preview and SVG Preview.
Hello, Window Walker
Another welcome addition is called Window Walker, which is supposed to serve as an alternative to the classic Alt + Tab app switching interface. What Window Walker does is allow you to switch to a different application already running on the device by simply typing its name in a search box. So if you work with a handful of apps at the same time, it might be easier to just type a name rather than use Alt + Tab to find the thumbnail.
FancyZone is also getting a bunch of improvements, including a simplified UX with a remote layout hot-swap and flashing feature. This was necessary because FancyZone now features improved multi-monitor support, as zone flipping now works between monitors.
“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,” Microsoft says.
You can download the new PowerToys version from Softpedia right now.