Windows 10 to get new Edge features and a new way to reset apps

Windows 10 20H1 update

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.

Taskbar pinned sites

At the moment, the feature is heading out to select testers in
the Dev Channel of Windows Insider program.

Alt-Tab

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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