Dev Home Preview v0.13 is out and has brought a lot of improvements & customizations

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Dev Home Preview v0.13 is out and has brought a lot of improvements and customizations

Microsoft announced the release of a new version of the Dev Home app for Windows 11/10 users, and the update brings in changes like Windows customization options, widget improvements, accessibility fixes, and more.

Here are the changes introduced with the version 0.13 of Dev Home:

  • The memory widget now displays utilization percentage
  • Environments are now available in Dev Home, providing the ability to create, manage, and configure Hyper-V VMs and Microsoft Dev Boxes.
  • Files ending in *.winget can now activate the Configuration file flow in Machine Configuration.
  • Windows customization is now available, with options to change File Explorer settings, access Dev Drive insights, and quiet background processes.
  • The extensions page navigation item is now in the navigation footer.
  • When cloning through the Machine Configuration tool, Dev Home can now detect configuration files in the repository.
  • You can now generate a configuration file from the setup flow in Machine Configuration.
  • Small widgets no longer display graphs.
  • When using a configuration file in Dev Home, you can now see a summary view of the file before running it.

It also comes with accessibility fixes:

  • Narrator should now announce the headings of button groups and repository names within Machine Configuration.
  • Narrator should now announce the titles of the banners.
  • The popular apps pane should now look better in high contrast and Narrator should now read the class name instead of the settings card header in Machine Configuration.
  • Widgets should now look better in high contrast.
  • Narrator should now announce when a widget is removed from the dashboard.
  • Narrator should now announce the name of the Dashboard page.
  • You can now select widget size while now in scan mode.
  • Extensions page should no longer have clipped text.
  • The Learn more link on the Introducing Dev Home page should no longer get cut off.

There are bug fixes:

  • The Add Widget dialog now respects Windows theme changes.
  • The scroll bars no longer overlap page content.
  • Dev Home should no longer crash when attempting to add a repository at certain screen resolutions.

To download the latest version of Dev Home on your Windows 10 or 11, you can head to GitHub, go to Assets, and click Windows.DevHome_0.1301.477.0.msixbundle to initiate the download.

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