Microsoft has just released a major update for the modern form of PowerToys, introducing not just dark mode, but also a completely new tool that enables users to batch rename files.
First of all, with this particular new update PowerToys reaches version 0.12, even though this build number might not indicate any substantial changes, there are three notable additions within this release.
The first is really a dark mode, that can bring PowerToys in line not just with Windows 10, but also with the rest of apps running on the OS. As you probably have no doubt about, dark modes have become increasingly popular on both desktop and mobile, so PowerToys getting such a visual update is quite big news.
Hello, batch renaming!
Then, version 0.12 includes a new tool called PowerRename and whose purpose is to allow for easy batch renaming.
PowerRename comes with a rather straightforward interface, and you are permitted to configure renaming rules having a number of options, for example case sensitive, exclusions, enumerations, and extensions. The whole thing is fairly fast, helping you whenever you need to rename a larger group of files without the need for any other organizations.
And last but not least, PowerToys 0.12 introduces a brand-new tool that’s called FancyZone and which is specifically targeted at offering better workflow management with new options for window snapping.
According to Microsoft, this is “a window manager that’s made to make it simple to arrange and snap windows into efficient layouts for the workflow. We made the editor multi-monitor aware, targeted globalization bugs, and corrected other high priority issues.”
Remember that this contemporary form of PowerToys continues to be a piece in progress, so you could still encounter bugs, but I recommend you to keep an eye on the state GitHub page of the project and submit feedback to assist improve it.