Bugs. They’re the bane of our digital lives, right? They slow things down, cause crashes, and generally wreak havoc. But what if I told you there’s a bug out there that’s actually doing us a favour? No, I’m not pulling your leg.
Windows 11 users have stumbled upon a strange bug in File Explorer that, against all odds, makes it faster.
Anyone who’s used Windows 11’s File Explorer knows that speed is not its strong suit. It’s more of a leisurely stroll than a sprint. But an X (Twitter) user has shared a neat trick that puts some pep in its step.
Here’s the secret: Press F11 to switch File Explorer to full-screen mode, then press F11 again to exit. Behold! The folder contents load instantly, thumbnail previews pop up like magic, and even the search function gets a boost.
This phenomenon has been confirmed by numerous posts on Reddit, and it seems to benefit all versions of Windows 11, from the Canary test versions for Windows Insiders to various final versions.
So, what’s behind this sudden burst of speed from our otherwise sluggish File Explorer? I can only speculate. Perhaps Windows 11 switches off some indexing options when in full-screen mode, leading to lightning-fast content display.
One thing is certain: this bug is a rare breed. A bug that speeds things up instead of slowing them down? That’s something to celebrate.
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