Microsoft is working on adding tabs to the Windows Explorer, allowing users to group similar functioning apps into a single space. The end product is something that collects multiple separate windows into something that now looks like Microsoft Edge.
The feature is set to go into testing for Windows Insiders soon, and the developers at Redmond have already released a video showing how it will behave. Ideally, this provides a more unified experience for users; merging the feel of browsing the internet with operating the rest of the computer.
For now, the feature is being called “sets”. Named so because Microsoft envisions it being used to group similar functions into one space. The preview video shows how Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Edge being opened in tabs from the same window. These tabs can also be saved and opened again from a different computer; provided the file is saved to Microsoft’s OneDrive.
There’s no timeline for the feature yet, meaning that it could go through several iterations before Microsoft is happy with what it has on its hands. It would also seem that the feature would be limited to Microsoft’s Windows 10 Universal Apps at first. Other programmes and developers would need some additional time to catch up and adopt the feature; particularly the part where it allows someone to work from both a mobile device and regular PC.
[Source: The Verge]