If you’re a Windows power user, you know about PowerToys. Fortunately, Microsoft hasn’t forgotten about it in Windows 11, as the company is planning to refresh the latest version of the operating system.
The new look and feel for PowerToys was discovered by a pull request from the PowerToys GitHub page.
Once the pull was completed, Niels Laute, a designer for PowerToys explained on Twitter that the new design will likely appear in one of the subsequent releases. That means you’ll have to wait a little while before you’ll see it in the Windows 11 Insider Preview.
Wrapping up a PR with a new UX for #PowerToys Settings – fresh look and feel, replicating @windows 11 Settings, new @WindowsUI controls, accessibility improvements and easier to maintain :)!
For details:https://t.co/rv2CxZ4mE9#fluentdesign #fluentfriday #uwpdev #windev pic.twitter.com/LnhM4YKyoQ
— Niels Laute (@Niels9001) August 23, 2021
Overall, it follows similar design sensibilities to the rest of Windows 11, which means it’ll fit right in with the rest of the operating system.
Additionally, the pull request said that “the new standardized controls can now be edited once and will trickle down to all pages.” The update also included many accessibility improvements that’ll make using PowerToys easier for everyone.
Again, this isn’t available just yet, but it should be coming to a Windows 11 shortly. If you absolutely can’t wait, you can run a branch now from GitHub, but you’re definitely better off waiting for a more stable version.
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