San Francisco, January 26 Microsoft is reportedly working on an important update to Windows 11’s File Explorer that will improve its UI and functionality.
According to Windows Central, this update will improve several key areas of the app, introducing new features and a modern design that will better integrate the experience with OneDrive and Microsoft 365.
The updated app also features a redesigned header with a modern file directory box, a modern search box, and a new “Home” button.
However, existing header buttons such as “New”, “Copy” and “Paste” are moved to the file/folder view directly below the header.
The homepage is being updated to include more integration with Microsoft 365, the report said.
The tech giant is also working on improving the photo viewing experience in File Explorer with a new “Gallery” section.
This allows users to hover over a photo to see a larger preview.
The report also noted that Microsoft is experimenting with introducing “tagging” into File Explorer. This feature allows users to organize and categorize specific files using keywords and colors, similar to what macOS offers in the Finder app.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has announced that it has started rolling out the tabs feature in Notepad for Windows 11.
The update will introduce support for multiple tabs, which will allow users to create, manage and organize multiple files in a single Notepad window, the company said.