It’s nice to see Microsoft is somewhat listening to the users when it comes to fixing features or adding features to the new Windows 11 operating system. I still think it is more about what they want than what everyone else wants, but they seem to at least be trying. One of the new things coming is something that improves File Explorer, allowing you to declutter the desktop some.
Somewhere currently within the pre-beta stages of its development cycles, Windows 11 shows as supporting tabs within File Explorer. The image above shows them in actions thanks to a 3rd party app developer. Rafael Rivera, a developer for EarTrumpet shared the screenshots on Twitter showing the wonderful feature that could help minimize the number of windows open on the screen, listening tabs in the taskbar, and freeing up desktop space for other things.
It isn’t a feature that every user will make use of, but it will absolutely be a powerful feature for many. Just like tabs within your browser, not everything has to have its own window. Most of us here welcome the feature and can’t wait to make use of it in our daily lives (those of us that use Windows, at least).
There is no word on when the feature will land as an official update. It’s so deep in testing that Microsoft hasn’t directly mentioned anything just yet. Hopefully, we will see something like this by this Summer and it doesn’t get tossed into the backburner somewhere or canceled.
Windows 11 is slowly turning into something. Like a Call of Duty game released by Activision that takes about a year or two to feel complete. It still has a lot of work before it could stand up to some of the latest releases of Windows. So patience is a virtue. At least you don’t have to worry about being forced to upgrade for another three and a half years.