PowerToys is an auxiliary tool jointly developed by Microsoft engineers and the community. This tool provides many functions that are not natively supported by the system to facilitate the use of users.
For example, we can use this tool to quickly rename files, use the color picker to identify the specified color, quickly adjust the image size, and so on.
Microsoft will continue to develop more features for this tool that Windows 10 does not have, or to develop new features that Microsoft does not plan to provide natively in the system.
Now, in fact, the traditional interface of PowerToys is refreshed, Microsoft plans to redesign the tool with a modern style in the next version.
At present, the development team has released a new concept map on Github. It can be seen from the picture that Microsoft is preparing to update the PowerToys’ style through the Fluent Design System.
The updated main interface of the software is consistent with the Microsoft Fluent Design System currently used in Windows 10.
In addition to the software interface, based on user feedback, Microsoft plans to cooperate with independent developers to develop a new background interface, that is, a new interface that pops up from the tray menu when the background is running.
The reason for developing this new interface is that some users have reported that sometimes they don’t know whether the tool has been started, and at least they have to give users some tips to facilitate the setting.
At present, there are only settings and exit options in the tray menu right-click. Microsoft hopes to adjust this setting to fit the Windows 10 style while providing quick settings.
Microsoft plans to provide the paste as plain text function that Windows 10 does not have in subsequent versions, and Microsoft currently does not intend to natively support this function in the system.
At the same time, it is also preparing to provide features that can quickly end the current application process and services, without requiring the user to open the task manager every time to find the process.
Another feature in the plan is that Microsoft hopes to use this tool to enable smoother font support on Windows 10. This should be what many users need.