Microsoft is now finally adding the macOS-like tabs feature to File Explorer. The macOS-like tabs feature was first discovered in a test build of Windows 11, the feature enabled tabs to be opened up in File Explorer and have multiple windows in one, similar to what we see in a web browser. Recently, File Explorer went through a massive redesign in terms of its appearance by swapping the Ribbon interface for a simpler toolbar layout, and a refreshed appearance for its windows and folders.
The New macOS-Like Tabs Feature Will Manage the Workflow in File Explorer
The previous method of managing and switching between multiple file explorer windows was a hassle and affected the workflow, which is why the new macOS-like tabs feature will be useful to a lot of users. Furthermore, tabbed windows can be enabled for users who are on Windows Insider build 22581 and above. If you’re someone who has not signed up to be a Windows Insider to support testing early versions of Windows 11, then the feature is expected to appear later this year in the upcoming ‘Sun Valley 2’ update.
In addition to this, the macOS-like tabs feature can be switched on by going to GitHub, downloading ViveTool, opening Command Prompt, and after browsing to where the ViveTool folder is, users have to input this command. Then after restarting their PC, users will be able to right-click in File Explorer and see a new ‘Open in New Tab’ command. Once they get this working, they won’t want to go back to the prior version.
Microsoft is Also Ending the Legacy of Control Panel in Windows 11
Microsoft is also ending the legacy of the Control Panel in Windows 11. In the latest test versions of Windows 11, Microsoft has moved the advanced network settings into a fresh page in the Settings app, which contains sharing options for folders, printers, and network discovery options. Some entry points to the network and device settings in Windows 11 also now redirect to the Settings app, rather than forcing you into the Control Panel.