Microsoft has released the preview version 0.5 of its Dev Home app which first launched in May as part of Build 2023. As a reminder, the app allows developers access to a number of features, including the recently launched Dev Drive, WinGet configuration, and GitHub codespaces together in one place.
The new version that's available for download in the Microsoft Store includes a new Extensions page, along with a number of changes and bug fixes, including many that fixed a number of accessiblity issues in the app.
The Dev Home GitHub page has the info on the version 0.5 update:
- Extensions page now exists in Dev Home and lists installed and available Dev Home extensions from the Microsoft Store.
- Keyboard navigation should now work properly on the machine configuration page.
- Keyboard navigation now works in the app install page of machine configuration.
- The app install experience should now have the right colors in high contrast mode.
- Narrator should now have better announcements when used on the dashboard.
- Narrator should now have better announcements when using the setup flow in machine configuration.
- The Dev Drive checkbox in the add repo step of machine configuration is now automatically checked.
- Page headers now take up less space on the page.
- End task buttons have been removed from the CPU widget due to its update frequency.
- GitHub extension is no longer automatically installed.
- Installation notes are now displayed in the summary page after machine configuration.
- The Dev Drive UI should now appear in Beta and Canary Windows Insider channels.
- UAC prompts should now work properly in the machine configuration tool.
- Account provider is no longer shown after signing out (Thanks @PankajBhojwani!).
- Relative paths with spaces should no longer crash Dev Home.