Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 Insiders Preview Build to test tabs and other navigation features for the File Explorer. The tabbed version of the File Explorer will finally allow users to browse through multiple folders without opening a new window. The feature is currently rolling out to select Windows Insiders enrolled to the Dev Channel.
Microsoft To Roll Out Tabs For File Explorer In Windows 11
Microsoft has finally started testing the long-awaited tabs feature for the File Explorer browser via the latest Windows Insiders Build 25136. The latest build includes tabs in File Explorer, dynamic widgets content on the taskbar, and an improved navigation experience within File Explorer.
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As seen in the above image, the test build includes an experimental left navigation panel that lists the Home button first, followed by your OneDrive cloud-synced folders, then folders you’ve pinned for quick access, with This PC and Network drives below that. Microsoft says in the test, “Known Windows folders which are available by default in the navigation pane are no longer displayed under This PC to keep that view focused for your PC’s drives”.
Other features being tested with the latest Windows 11 Insiders Build are:
- An update for Widgets that will show dynamic content on the taskbar.
- An updated Notepad app with native support for ARM64 devices and support for assistive tech like screen readers, text scaling, and access keys.
- A Media Player update that adds CD playback support and a new filtering option that allows users to sort their collections by Date Added.
The latest Windows 11 test build also offers a host of fixes that improves the overall experience for Windows Insiders on the latest preview build. However, some of the features are in a controlled rollout, so they won’t be available to all Dev Channel Insiders.
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