Do you remember that case where you could easily make File Explorer in Windows 11 much faster by activating and quitting full screen view?
Lots of File Explorer fixes on the way
It’s funny, but also with a great deal of irritation, that there is a bug that makes Windows 11 Explorer faster by activating full screen with F11. The error is a bit embarrassing, so Microsoft now wants to do something about it. In Windows Beta 22631.2338, which was delivered with update KB5030305, Microsoft promised the following:
“We’ve made some additional improvements to help with performance when loading the home page. We also fixed a memory leak related to the home page that would grow every time the home page was refreshed or opened. The home page in this case refers to the first window that welcomes the user when opening File Explorer, a part of the operating system that will get a major overhaul with more general information in the next major OS update that will be released later this year.
But Microsoft is not finished yet, because there are many improvements in it Dave-Issue 23545:
- Fixed an issue where opening two file explorer windows quickly could cause explorer.exe to crash.
- Improvements to File Explorer startup performance, including fixing a leak that affected performance over time.
- Fixed an issue that could cause explorer.exe to crash when moving from home.
- Fixed an issue where trying to open the gallery after adding new photos could result in a crash.
- Fixed an issue where the tab progress wheel would crash and show File Explorer loading a folder when the upload was already complete.
The 23H2 update is expected during the fall/winter with:
- Windows Assistant Pilot AI
- RGB color control
- Upgrade file explorer
- Taskbar grouping
- New and improved Windows Spotlight
- Built-in support for .rar etc.
- Development Engine and Windows Dev Home
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