Microsoft is now launching the new Windows 11 File Explorer tabbed interface integrated into the Insider Preview Build 25136 to the Dev Channel. “To help you work across multiple locations at the same time, the title bar of File Explorer now has tabs. We’d love your feedback on which tab features you’d like to see next,” the Windows Insider team said.
The New Tab Interface Windows 11 File Explorer Will Facilitate Hybrid Work
Microsoft first unveiled the redesigned Windows 11 File Explorer during this April’s “Windows Powers the Future of Hybrid Work” event, one month after it started testing the feature as a hidden Windows 11 development feature in March. The company briefly tested this feature in 2017 in Windows 10 Insider builds, but soon withdrew it from development builds.
In this new Windows 11 Dev build, File Explorer also presents a refreshed structure of the left navigation pane with quick access to frequently used and pinned folders and OneDrive cloud profiles. “OneDrive cloud profiles reflect the user’s name associated with the account,” Microsoft’s Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc added. “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.”
Windows 11 Taskbar Will Also Have Dynamic Widgets for Viewing Live Content
Microsoft has further added more Dynamic Widgets content to the Windows 11 taskbar to let Insiders see breaking news alerts and more live content from sports and finance widgets. “This should make it easier for you to know when something important happens related to these widgets and keep you informed of breaking news,” Microsoft explained. “The content is meant to be quick and glanceable with the ability to see more inside the widgets board if you click on it.”