PowerRename is also getting the Fluent Windows 11 design

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  • Microsoft is visually updating yet another tool to match the new OS design language.
  • PowerRename is finally about to receive the same futuristic pattern as Windows 11.
  •  Based on user feedback, a bookmarks icon was added at the bottom of the utility UI. 
  • Also new with the revamp is the ability to filter all the file names available in your list.
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After doing the same for the PowerToys Settings, the Redmond tech giant is about to update the PowerRename UI and introduce it to the same Windows 11 design language.

The company is currently working on redesigning the entire appearance, adding mica material and Segoe fluent icons.

So, if this is one of the tools you regularly use, you will soon be able to enjoy it even more, as it is about to take an important leap towards its future.

PowerRename is about to get revamped

Well-known PowerToys contributor, Niels Laute, posted a picture of a new PowerRename app on Twitter.

Yes, this new visual update for the tool draws many UI elements from the Windows 11 design language, that include rounded corners, modern icons, new Windows UI controls, and more.

The second important change that comes with this update is the addition of text formatting capabilities. PowerRename now lets users change the capitalization or alignment of the text while modifying the names of a large number of files.

And if needed, there is also a built-in option to filter all the file names available in the list. It seems that developers have envisioned a more complete and adaptable tool.

Furthermore, the Redmond-based tech company is adding a bookmarks icon at the bottom of the PowerRename utility based on user feedback.

If you click on the above-mentioned icon, a jumplist of created bookmarks appears on the screen to show the currently renamed rules and options for the PowerRename tool.

And to add further value to it, users will of course be able to manage these bookmarks in Settings.

This visual refresh for PowerRename is still a work in progress, which is more than you can say for some other power tools, including Color Picker and PowerToys resize, that have yet to receive a similar Fluent Design update.

All of these improvements for the suite of tools should become available in the Stable channel somewhere in the near future.

Just in case you didn’t already know, Microsoft also released a new experimental version of PowerToy.

This is only the latest app that was redesigned in order to match the look and feel of the new OS coming on October 5th.

The tech giant is bringing updated applications such as New Paint, Snipping Tool, Notepad, Microsoft Photos app, and Clock App with focus sessions support to Windows insiders first.

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