At yesterday’s Windows 11 presentation, Microsoft didn’t shed any light on the main file manager of the OS – the updated Explorer. However, the most attentive users have already extracted its design out of the small video that tells about the creation of the new operating system. It’s not surprising that most have missed this moment – it lasts literally one second.
As demonstrated by the updated Explorer design, the company has thoroughly redesigned the style of this well-familiar Windows element. Now it appears more suited for touch control. On top of that, Explorer has obtained several additional icons. These include on-screen buttons for quickly creating new folders, as well as copying, moving, and other operations with files.
On the other hand, items such as File, Share, and View have disappeared from the menu bar. Insiders previously talked about new tabs, but these haven’t made an appearance. The design of the Office application also looks simplified. Perhaps Microsoft is still working on the new Explorer interface and its final version will differ from the one showcased in the video.