A proof of concept demonstrates what tabs will look like in Windows 10, from the file browser to the programs.
We usually associate tabs with web browsers, because these types of programs were the first to really take advantage of them to keep multiple websites open at the same time.
However, it is not a concept exclusive to browsers, as other programs have shown. In the various Linux distros, above all, is where we have seen more innovation in this regard, although we can also find tabs in the Finder of macOS, for example.
Lashes, a concept that also works on the desktop
When I use Windows 10, the first thing I always miss is the possibility of open as many different folders as you want without taking up the entire screen. After so many years using Linux, it’s something I still don’t understand how Microsoft hasn’t copied.
In Gnome, KDE, and any other self-respecting desktop, you could merge those folders into a single window and switch from one to another with tabs. I can even drag files from one to another more easily this way. AND file manager is not the only program that benefits from tabs, more and more programs take advantage of them. The terminal is another program in which I usually have several tabs open.
Now that Microsoft has entered a new development dynamic, in which Windows 10 will last for a long time (it may even be its latest operating system), and the news will come in the form of free patches, it is a good time for in the company decide once and for all to embrace the concept of eyelashes.
There are many people who think the same, as shown on reddit, where these concepts of what tabs would look like in Windows 10 have been published.
This will be the tabs in Windows 10
As you can see in the images, there is a clear influence of Linux environments, but they are adapted to the style of Windows 10.
An important detail is that with this design, title bar disappears to save space for tabs; This is not necessary, it is perfectly possible to include tabs without removing a functionality from the system, but the truth is that this is how they look better, as Google Chrome shows.
The bad thing is that, in the event that Microsoft decided on this method, it would probably be necessary to change the internal functioning of the system more, and those programmers who use the title bar to display important information. they will have to adapt their programs.
The good thing is that it is a concept that can be exploited by any type of program, although we think not, it will only take some imagination and inventiveness.
Are you reading us, Microsoft? Why don’t you dare