Let’s See What’s New in Windows 11’s Settings and File Explorer

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Sienna Rowley
Sienna Rowley
Sienna is an editor at Cloud Host News. She is an internet enthusiast, always eager to explore the latest trend in the tech space. She is a modest family woman who loves traveling in her free time.

From the designing perspective, Windows 11 is a huge upgrade. The new Windows 11 update brings new inbox apps, a new Start Menu, Fluid Design elements, rounded corners, etc.

Besides design revamps, Windows 11 ships with the new File Explorer and Settings app.

The File Explorer is getting a new design touch-up with a new header menu, a fresh and modern context menu, and a few enhancements.

Moreover, the Windows Settings app also gets a new optimized layout along with several new options for customizing the Settings app.

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File Explorer

File Explorer in Windows 11 is designed in such a way that it is optimal for touchscreen devices.

Slight changes have been made to the current interface of File Explorer. The changes include a new context menu that allows touch screen users to easily interact with the file options; select, delete or rename the files.

Moreover, the Microsoft replaced Windows 8-era ribbon toolbar with a redesigned top menu named common bar that enables you to access the frequently used file actions such as delete, rename, share, etc.

The new menu utilizes the Mica effect, which paints the File Explorer’s background with the desktop theme and wallpaper. Advanced configuration options can also be accessed within the explorer.

Adds support to move the cursor while renaming files with Ctrl+Left / Right arrow as well as Ctrl+Delete and Ctrl+Backspace to delete the words.

Settings app

The Setting app in the Windows 11 has got a new look as the sidebar has been shifted to the left side. The sidebar can be seen at all times, this allows you to quickly switch to a page.

You can also a see breadcrumb that allows navigation to various pages. Default app change now has more advanced options like set default app according to the file extensions. This makes it more complex and lengthy.

For instance, if you want to change the default browser to Chrome or Brave from Microsoft Edge, you will need to go through the lengthy process of configuring the browser for different URLs like HTML and HTM.

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