December 3, 2023

An X person (previously Twitter) who goes by the title of VivyVCCS (tweet) just lately found an odd bug in Home windows 11 that drastically improves the efficiency of File Explorer. It exhibits that the native File Explorer can carry out very quick, like blazing quick, nevertheless it’s impeded by new modifications and resource-intensive frameworks. Listed here are all the small print that we all know up to now.

A Bug Makes File Explorer Carry out A lot Higher

In line with the X person, turning on the full-screen mode in File Explorer by urgent the “F11” key and exiting from full-screen mode immediately makes File Explorer carry out a lot sooner. Understand that if you’re on Insider builds, it’d break the navigation bar, which means that the efficiency deterioration may very well be linked to the brand new XAML-based navigation bar.

That stated, I used the identical F11 trick on my secure Home windows 11 construct, and it didn’t break something. As a substitute, it improved the efficiency of File Explorer manyfold. What a godsend!

In line with Albacore (tweet), this trick improves listing loading, and you’ll not often see the “Engaged on it…” display screen whereas navigating high-volume directories. The Twitter person slammed Microsoft for placing little effort into cleansing previous code and property. Whereas the XAML framework might appear to be the wrongdoer on the floor, he identified that it could be because of the UDK-based shell which is appropriate for design, however unhealthy for efficiency.

We hope Microsoft fixes the bug and improves the efficiency of File Explorer on Home windows 11 earlier than the Home windows 11 23H2 launch, which is ready to go reside in September or October. The corporate will seemingly announce the discharge date for Home windows 11 Second 4 replace at its Floor {hardware} occasion later in September.