Tabbed File Explorer and task bar improvements hit Windows 11 Release Preview

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Insiders running Windows 11 on the Release Preview channel. KB5017389 takes the build to 22621.608 and includes new features like enhancements to File Explorer and the task bar.

File Explorer now has tabbed File Explorer just like Microsoft Edge. You can also pin your favourite files in File Explorer and it shows you OneDrive and cloud synced files.

Suggested Actions (US, Canada, and Mexico only) enables you to copy things like phone numbers and it will suggest actions like making a Teams call.

The other new feature is taskbar overflow. This enables you to select taskbar items when the taskbar is full:

As even with the Windows Insider programme Microsoft are slowly rolling out these features so not all Insiders will get that initially.

Here are the full list of changes:

  • New! We enhance File Explorer. It now includes tabs to help you organize your File Explorer sessions like you do in Microsoft Edge. On the new File Explorer homepage, you can pin important files for quick and easy access. Using the power of Microsoft OneDrive, you can view your colleagues’ actions on your shared files. We also provide personalized suggestions based on your Microsoft 365 account.
  • New! We add a feature called Suggested Actions for items that you copyThis is available for customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. For example, when you copy phone numbers or future dates, we provide suggestions, such as make a call with Teams or Skype or add an event in the Calendar app.
  • New! We add a taskbar overflow menu. The taskbar will offer an entry point to a menu that shows you all your overflowed apps in one space.
  • New! You can now share to more devices. You can discover and share to more devices, including desktops, using a nearby sharing.

Via

Leave a Reply