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    Microsoft Promises Updated Explorer UX in Windows 10

    Microsoft Promises Updated Explorer UX in Windows 10


    Posted: 12 Dec 2014
    Windows 10 Technical Preview indeed comes with some improvements in File Explorer, including a new share option that launches the modern share charm, but it appears that Microsoft is planning even more changes until the final version of the operating system goes live.

    Windows Insider leader Gabriel Aul has revealed on Twitter that more Explorer UX changes are planned until Windows 10 reaches RTM, but he has refused to provide any other details about what's going to be tweaked in this particular OS feature.

    Updates for the file manager are among the most requested features for Windows 10, so Microsoft most likely heard all the feedback and is now working to make some of these suggestions available in the upcoming operating system.Tab support in Windows 10

    One of the options that users want to see in File Explorer is tab support, a feature that would basically allow them to work with multiple files and folders at the same time, without the need to open more than a single window.

    Such functionality is already available in many third-party file managers out there, so it's no surprise that users expect Microsoft to add it to File Explorer as well.

    At this point, it's a bit too early to speculate that Microsoft would implement tabs in Windows 10's File Explorer, but there's no doubt that the company has already looked at this feature, so don't be too surprised if it's indeed introduced.

    This feature has received more than 20,000 votes on the Windows UserVoice and is very likely to get more until Windows 10 is released. User comments pretty much speak for themselves.

    “Most of people prefer tabs because they provide more work space, though Microsoft should include the ability to drag and drop tabs to a separate explorer window like in Internet Explorer, so we could copy/move/compare files and folders,” one of the users who voted for this option explained.
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    labeeman's Avatar Posted By: labeeman
    12 Dec 2014

  1. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 15,441
    Windows 10
       #1

    Tab support would be great!
    This is 'Clover' running over top of Explorer but I'm sure MS could implement the idea in a much more refined fashion.

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  2. linw's Avatar
    Posts : 1,774
    win 10 Insider
       #2

    My vote is to have a dual pane option a la xplorer2 and QDir. Makes copying/moving files so much easier and safer.

    By all means have tabs but the dual pane is the biggie for me.
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  3. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 15,441
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       #3

    linw said:
    My vote is to have a dual pane option a la xplorer2 and QDir. Makes copying/moving files so much easier and safer.

    By all means have tabs but the dual pane is the biggie for me.
    That feature is easily implemented with Windows Snap, however, Clover takes it one step further; without having to open another window simple drag any tab off of the bar and snap it to the edge of your screen:

    Microsoft Promises Updated Explorer UX in Windows 10-000012.png,

    then click on the window from whence it came:

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    and voila:

    Microsoft Promises Updated Explorer UX in Windows 10-000015.png

    When finished, drag the tab back to the home bar and maximize or close; whatever you wish.
    If MS could perfect this concept it would be real nice.
    Then the tab bar and the navigation bar ought to be enough; more 'real estate' and a cleaner look without the navigation pane.
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       #4

    linw said:
    My vote is to have a dual pane option a la xplorer2 and QDir. Makes copying/moving files so much easier and safer.

    By all means have tabs but the dual pane is the biggie for me.
    And then there is Directory Opus ($), the "Cadillac" of file managers (IMHO). The reason why these utilities exist is that they fulfill a real need in the Microsoft world.

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  5. lehnerus2000's Avatar
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       #5

    Dual File Pane + Tabs


    Dual File Pane + Tabs would be a big improvement. :)

    The Dual File Pane should also be:
    • Available in horizontal and vertical layouts
    • Easy to disable, if only a Single File Pane is required
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  6. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 15,441
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       #6

    lehnerus2000 said:
    Dual File Pane + Tabs would be a big improvement. :)

    The Dual File Pane should also be:
    • Available in horizontal and vertical layouts
    • Easy to disable, if only a Single File Pane is required


    Kind of like 'Split view' in Maxthon browser! :)
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  7. Posts : 276
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       #7

    lehnerus2000 said:
    Dual File Pane + Tabs would be a big improvement. :)

    The Dual File Pane should also be:
    • Available in horizontal and vertical layouts
    • Easy to disable, if only a Single File Pane is required
    Some actual samples of my Directory Opus file manager. Changed these views with a click or two.

    Microsoft Promises Updated Explorer UX in Windows 10-dopus1.pngMicrosoft Promises Updated Explorer UX in Windows 10-dopus2.pngMicrosoft Promises Updated Explorer UX in Windows 10-dopus3.pngMicrosoft Promises Updated Explorer UX in Windows 10-dopus4.png

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  8. Posts : 104
    Windows 7 x64 HP
       #8

    Personally, I want one pane because it give me more estate, a bigger view. However, tabs? I would loooooooooooooove tabs!
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  9. Posts : 276
    Windows 10 Insider Program, Linux Mint 19, Arcolinux, MX-17
       #9

    Lebon14 said:
    However, tabs? I would loooooooooooooove tabs!
    You got 'em!
    Microsoft Promises Updated Explorer UX in Windows 10-dopustabs.png

    Rich
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