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August 16, 2023

Dev Home Preview 0.4 Release

Happy August! We have another release of Dev Home for you to try. This release updates Dev Home Preview to version 0.4 and the Dev Home GitHub extension to version 0.4 as well. You can install Dev Home from the Microsoft Store or from the GitHub releases page. For this release, we focused on improving accessibility and quality. The next big feature we’re actively working on is integrating Azure DevOps and creating Azure DevOps widgets for Dev Home, so stay tuned for that!

Accessibility improvements

πŸ’™ You can now navigate widgets with the keyboard using Tab and the left and right arrow keys.

πŸ’™ Narrator will now appropriately read the names of available widgets in the Add Widgets dialog.

πŸ’™ The navigation experiences between scan and non-scan modes are now aligned.

πŸ’™ The banner is now scrollable on 200% zoom.

Miscellaneous improvements

πŸ› οΈ Dev Home now indicates if it’s run as administrator.

πŸ› οΈ Widget charts now use SVG to render.

πŸ› οΈ The Restore apps description now includes the last modified date.

πŸ› οΈ Close buttons are now consistently styled throughout the UI.

Bug fixes

πŸ› The banner text will be aligned appropriately in RTL languages.

πŸ› Dev Home should now remain responsive after the file picker dialog is closed.

πŸ› Dev Home is brought to the foreground when a second instance is opened with redirection.

Top contributors

We love working with the community to help make Dev Home better for everyone. Here are some notable contributors for this release.

Contributors who opened the most non-duplicate issues

πŸ† Captain-Quack


πŸ† Sergio0694

Contributors who created the most merged pull requests

πŸ† Sergio0694

πŸ† alexravenna

πŸ† balaji-sivasakthi

πŸ† eltociear

πŸ† davidegiacometti

Contributors who provided the most comment on pull requests

πŸ† niels9001

πŸ† balaji-sivasakthi


We hope you enjoy this latest version of Dev Home! For more information about Dev Home, check out our docs site. If you have any feedback or questions, feel free to reach out to Kayla (@cinnamon_msft). If you find any bugs or have any feature requests, feel free to file an issue on GitHub. We’ll see you next month for another release!