Microsoft has confirmed that they are working on at least two new Chromium Edge-focused multitasking features. In addition, Microsoft says it will finally allow users to reset and fix the broken UWP apps using a new PowerShell command “Reset-AppxPackage”.
Access tabs for your pinned sites via the Taskbar
Starting with Build 20175, Microsoft says you can click on a pinned website in the taskbar to access a preview pane that will now display a thumbnail of the open tabs for that particular site.
This could be a useful feature when you pin Office web apps to the taskbar and you’ll be able to access open tabs for Office across all of your Edge windows.
At the moment, the feature is heading out to select testers in the Dev Channel of Windows Insider program.
The Alt-Tab is being updated with support for Microsoft Edge tabs. When you use Alt-Tab keyboard shortcut, Windows 10’s built-in app switcher will show your browser tabs right alongside your apps, allowing you to switch between apps and tabs seamlessly.
Reset UWP apps using PowerShell
In Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft added a feature to the Settings app that allows you to reset an app’s data without uninstalling and reinstalling the app. This feature is helpful when you have to recover an app that crashes on launch.
Starting with Windows 10’s next feature update, Microsoft will finally allow you to use PowerShell to reset your apps downloaded from the Microsoft Store. To reset an app’s data, you need to enter the following command in the PowerShell window:
- Get-AppxPackage *app-name* | Reset-AppxPackage
For example, when you have to reset the Camera app, you can use the following command:
- Get-AppxPackage *camera* | Reset-AppxPackage
This new PowerShell feature will also allow developers to create their own tool that will use PowerShell command to bulk reset your Store apps.
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