Rafael Rivera, one of the developers of the EarTrumpet Windows app, has discovered the new tabs support hidden inside Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 test build. This feature appears to be one of the secret additions Microsoft has started testing in Windows 11 recently, reports The Verge.
The addition of tabs to File Explorer in Windows 11 allows for multiple folders to be open in one window. The company first started testing tabs in Windows 10 apps, under a feature named Sets.
This included support for tabs inside File Explorer and tabs in every Windows app, but Microsoft cancelled the project and never shipped it to Windows 10 users.
Microsoft does not appear to be overhauling its File Explorer interface as part of this tab support, though. The Windows File Explorer has existed in the operating system since Windows 95, and a variety of designers have created concepts to try and improve and modernize it in recent years, the report said.
While Microsoft has made some improvements to File Explorer in Windows 11, a developer has gone even further and created a new File Explorer app. Files, an app available from the Windows store, already supports tabs and includes themes and other modern features.