Windows 11 is Microsoft's new darling. The company has been working on its system for some time now, and after its official launch in late 2021, it has been focusing on improving existing features and adding new ones. Now, those from Redmond have just announced news for Windows 11, which will allow us to streamline our workflow.
The first major change that Windows 11 will integrate in future updates will be the File Explorer tabs. Although it might pass as a "small" addition in the eyes of the public, the benefits it will offer will be quite large.
These new tabs will allow us to see suggestions for folders and documents, as well as add folders and files to Favorites for quick access to them. Also, as we already do in browsers, we can open tabs in Windows Explorer using the plus (+) icon that the company will include soon.
Tabs in File Explorer
The second novelty also comes in the Windows 11 folders section. Now, the operating system will allow us to organize our apps and programs within folders in the Start menu, as if it were an Android tablet or an iPad. In this way, we can group them according to our needs and access them quickly.
Snap Layouts is the name of the third improvement. It will be focused on the Windows 11 experience on devices with touch screens. With Snap Layouts we will be able to organize the windows that we have on the screen in different ways: three columns, divided into two, three or four windows and columns at 80:20. To use this new feature, all you have to do is touch the preference icon and your windows will automatically be organized in the desired order.
The other 7 new features of Windows 11
Total integration with Windows 365. This is another of Microsoft's innovations for its operating system. Now, when starting the computer, users will be able to choose to start in Windows 365 directly. In addition, Windows 11 will better integrate Microsoft's cloud operating system. With Windows 365 Switch, you can quickly switch between the two systems, as easily as if it were a new window or a new desktop. Windows 365, but offline. That's right, Microsoft's cloud operating system is getting an offline treatment, too. With this improvement we will be able to work directly in Windows 365 even if we are offline. Once we have internet again, all the changes will be automatically synchronized with the cloud. Focus mode. With this new integration, Microsoft plans to make life easier for people living with attention regulation issues, such as those with ADHD. However, anyone can use it. With Focus mode, your device will go into do not disturb mode, which will prevent notifications from arriving that could distract the user. In addition, you can use a timer to control your work time.
User protection as a flag
Artificial intelligence for user protection. This function will be available from Smart App Control, one of the novelties that will allow Windows 11 to detect malicious applications when they try to block functions of others. Smart App Control uses artificial intelligence and Microsoft algorithms to predict malicious behavior of specific applications. The first operating system protected against phishing. Thanks to Microsoft Defender, users will be alerted when they want to access a website that could expose them to an attack of this style.
Of course, at the moment we do not know when all these new features will be available in Windows 11. What we do know is that, with each update, Microsoft will gradually add them to its operating system. Just make sure to update your gear regularly so you can enjoy all of them as soon as they're available.