Microsoft Begins Testing Browser-Style Windows File Explorer Tabs And It's About Time
Well, it's time for those tabs to finally start showing up. Windows 11 Insider Preview 25136 is said to finally have this new feature included. The feature is included in the build alongside new Dynamic Widget Content in the Taskbar.
We first saw an iteration of the tabs as a key feature thanks to Twitter post by software developer Rafael Rivera. It definitely looks like a nice new addition for those who like to keep their desktop windows clean.
The biggest deal about this release is that it's the first major UI and interface change to File Explorer that doesn't require an entire Operating System update, such as from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Nor does it require a third party tool or add-ons, like PowerToys, to provide the functionality.
File Explorer tabs are back! (Windows 11 22572, feature 34370472) pic.twitter.com/U3t10Affdq— Rafael Rivera (@WithinRafael) March 9, 2022
Dynamic Widget Content on Taskbar shows Stock Information at Bottom Left
Regardless, hopefully Microsoft's engineers have managed to keep the interface oddities in check this time.