Report: Microsoft exploring browser-like tabs for Windows 10 to simplify user experience – GeekWire

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the Windows 10 consumer unveiling in 2015.

Microsoft is looking at bringing one of the internet’s most familiar experiences, shuffling through browser tabs, to apps throughout the Windows 10 operating system.

Windows Central reported that the company is experimenting internally with the feature, which could bring tabs to any app that uses a titlebar, from Microsoft Office to a device’s file browser. Such a move would help create a more simplified experience that many are used to.

According to the report, if Microsoft goes through with the project, called Tabbed Shell, it would be at the operating system level, so app developers wouldn’t have to perform extra work to use it. For developers who want to integrate tabs into their design, Windows Central reports that Microsoft could release an API for it.

There is no indication of when tabs throughout Windows 10 could be added, and it is unclear if the feature will ever make it out to the public.

Microsoft representatives did not respond to a request for comment.

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