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We May No Longer Get Tabs All Across Windows 10 

One of the most requested features in Windows 10 was tab support in File Explorer, and after years of ignoring the feedback, Microsoft finally decided to bring it to the operating system.

 

One of the most requested features in Windows 10 was tab support in File Explorer, and after years of ignoring the feedback, Microsoft finally decided to bring it to the operating system.

 
However, the software giant planned to push things even further, so instead of just introducing tabs in the file manager, it announced Sets, a feature that does so much more.

In short, Sets was a feature supposed to bring tabs to all apps in Windows, technically enabling tabs all across the operating system. As a result, Windows 10 would have turned into a tab-based experience.

Sets was originally released to Windows insiders for testing purposes, but shortly after that, Microsoft decided to temporarily pull it as the company said it needed to continue the work behind the closed doors for additional refinements.

Since then, very little was shared about the development progress of Sets, and it was believed that despite the silence, the feature would still land at some point.Tabs coming to File Explorer?But as per Microsoft’s Rich Turner, the plan might be different now, as Sets as we know it might no longer be part of the long-term Windows vision.

Responding to a tweet asking about the tabbed console, Turner explained “the Shell-provided tab experience is no more, but adding tabs is high on our to do list.”

In other words, Sets may no longer get the green light in a future Windows version, but instead, Microsoft could bring tabs to Windows 10 using a different approach.

Most likely, the software giant could just stick with the traditional idea of just enabling tabs in each app, and the best starting point would obviously be File Explorer. This means we could still get a tabbed file manager, though, at this point, this is just speculation on our side.

One thing is certain, though. Windows 10 May 2019 Update, which launches next month, doesn’t come with tabs, and the existing 20H1 preview builds lack this functionality as well.
 
 

 

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Karlston

In the meanwhile, Stardock's Groupy may offer similar functionality.

 

For Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.

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