Windows 11 KB5039327 beta improves File Explorer tabs integration with taskbar | Laptop News

Windows 11 KB5039327 is now available for those in the Beta Channel of the Windows Insider Program. Unlike the previous update, today’s beta preview makes it easier to identify whether the File Explorer in the taskbar has multiple tabs (more than one Explorer tab open).

KB5039327 is only for those in the Beta Channel, but the changes included in today’s update will ship to everyone in late July. If you install the update, it will advance your system to Windows 11 Build 22635.3858. One of the most noticeable changes is better support for File Explorer’s multiple tabs.

For example, if you have more than two tabs open in File Explorer, the preview thumbnail title in the taskbar will indicate that.

In addition, you’ll notice the same improvement in Alt + Tab and Task View. Speaking of File Explorer, Microsoft has addressed accessibility issues. For example, the browse or shortcuts dialogs and Common File Dialog now resize and scale well when you change your display and resolution settings.

Another bug has been that File Explorer would not work correctly when using a screen reader, causing issues related to content reading.

Microsoft has also fixed an issue where some of you might see a thin line between the address bar and tabs.

Here’s the full list of fixes related to File Explorer:

  • Microsoft has patched an issue affecting File Explorer reliability for a few people.
  • An issue has been fixed where the OneDrive icon appears blurry in the address bar.

In addition to File Explorer, Microsoft has updated the logic for the “End task” feature in the taskbar.

As shown in the above screenshot, the Windows 11 taskbar has an “End task” option. After today’s beta update, it no longer shows a…

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