While we discovered the tabs on the file explorer of Windows 11 in beta version, we learn that this system would consume less RAM. A nice optimization that should be deployed in October.
About ten days ago, the Windows 11 Dev channel formalized the tab system in the operating system’s file explorer. After years of complaints from users, Microsoft finally offers the function, which allows you to navigate a little more between your invoices, your administrative documents and the photos of your cat on your PC. At this time, there’s no guarantee that tabs will come to everyone in the official version of Windows 11, but it’s on track to do so.
The new Windows Explorer consumes less RAM
This is Windows Latest which concludes its RAM consumption tests on the new Windows 11 file explorer. The RAM required for a new tab is much less than that required for an additional window. Opening a new tab in this explorer means 1 MB more RAM. Optimized RAM usage, especially for heavy Windows users who can open multiple windows at the same time.
Also, remember that the sidebar used to navigate between folders and hard drives has been revised. The goal for Microsoft was to reduce the clutter of this navigation panel. Hardware drives (hard drive, USB key) and cloud (OneDrive) are highlighted, unlike conventional folders.
An update that is not yet fully deployed
At this time, the update is only rolling out to select members of the Windows Insider Program. But according to Microsoft, the tab system will be available to more users within the next few weeks.
Regarding the deployment for the general public, we can expect the Redmond firm to put it in place for the 22H2 update of Windows 11 next fall.
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