Updated Explorer with tabs in Windows 11 uses less memory

Updated “Explorer” with tabs in Windows 11 uses less memory

Earlier this month, Microsoft released another test build that added more tabs to the File Explorer interface. This approach makes interacting with this element of Windows 11 more convenient, since users don’t have to open new windows, but instead have to switch between tabs. It turned out that the updated “Explorer” also uses less RAM.

    Image Source: Windows Latest

Image Source: Windows Latest

This is based on feedback from members of the Microsoft Insider Program who have already installed the relevant update. The fact is that opening an additional tab takes up less memory compared to opening a new window. According to available data, File Explorer process consumes only 1MB more memory after opening a new tab. Opening a new window in File Explorer uses about 2MB of RAM.

At the same time, an updated side navigation bar appeared in Explorer. Panel items are arranged in a way that is most convenient for users to interact with. Here the user can pin frequently used folders for quick access.

At the moment, the tabbed explorer interface is implemented in Windows 11 build number 25136, which recently became available to members of the Insider program on the Dev Channel. It will be released later this year when Microsoft begins rolling out the Windows 11 22H2 update.


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