File Explorer revamp by Microsoft spotted with a new surprising hidden feature as big changes seems to be coming to the heart of the Windows 11 interface.
File Explorer Revamp Spotted With a New Surprising Hidden Feature
Windows 11 is reported to be getting a photo gallery that is built directly into File Explorer, or at least, the feature is currently in testing, albeit hidden in the latest preview build of the operating system.
Tom’s Hardware just reported that Albacore who is a well-known leaker in the matter of Windows just flagged the new gallery in build 25300. And although as already mentioned, it is hidden away and you will need to dive into the Registry and carry out some tweaking, plus making use of ViVeTool which is a windows configuration tool in order to enable it.
Features of the New Feature
And while you can see your photos inside your folders presently in the current File Explorer, at least as icons depending solely on what your folder view options are set to, this is quite different. This is a full-blown gallery to browse your pictures in a very much-improved way than simply looking at small thumbnails.
The gallery as you should know offers additional functionality like the ability to easily scroll through your pictures with a timeline. This feature by default helps to show your images in your pictures folder, but you can however customize this and add further folders with photos in them as needed.
Availability of the Feature
This feature at the moment is only available in pre-testing, and of course, the feature will be wonky and indeed will be working with the new windows App SDK-based File Explorer which is unstable itself. With that being said, those persons that enable it should be ex-exciting to see crashes and so forth. Albacore however points out that overall performance is slow, thus reminding us that this very feature is hidden for a good reason as it is not nearly finished as of yet.