Using Tabs in Files Explorer in Windows 11 with Groupy

Thursday, September 9, 2021 by Island Dog | Discussion: Stardock Blog

I finally got Windows 11 installed and running on my main PC this week. Since the official release is approaching, I wanted to make sure I had time to test software out on Windows 11. As with any new install of Windows, the first apps I put on my PC are Fences, Start11, and Groupy. These help my productivity while I setup the rest of the OS and get all the other necessary applications installed. 

While I'm downloading new installers and organizing my files, I usually have a couple of file explorer windows open to move and copy items around. This can get to be quite an unorganized mess with a big monitor, so this is where Groupy comes in.

As you can see in the screenshot above, I have four explorer windows open, but they are all tabbed in one window. This way I can easily and quickly change to each window depending on what I'm working on. It also makes it extremely easy to drag and drop files from one folder to another.

I have Groupy set up so it will group identical windows automatically. That way, any explorer windows I open will automatically open in my tabbed group.

Of course, this will also work the same way in Windows 10, but I wanted to show off that you can get tabbed windows in Windows 11!

 

pmunbodh
Reply #1 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 2:39 PM

I have Windows 11 Pro Insider Preview build 22454.1000 installed and activated Groupy but the toolbar is dark instead of light. When Groupy is off, the toolbar is light. 

How do I get my file explorer toolbar to be light, just like in the picture in the above comment?

 

 

basj
Reply #2 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 8:14 PM

pmunbodh

I have Windows 11 Pro Insider Preview build 22454.1000 installed and activated Groupy but the toolbar is dark instead of light. When Groupy is off, the toolbar is light.

How do I get my file explorer toolbar to be light, just like in the picture in the above comment?

Hello,
Sorry to hear you are having issues. Have you tried Groupy V1.50 Beta? : https://forums.stardock.com/506097. Refer to the changelog, the first item on that list is dealing with something with your issue.

Thanks
Basj,
Stardock Community Assistant.

pmunbodh
Reply #3 Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:56 AM

Hi Basj,

Thanks for the feedback. 

I clicked on the link you provided and got this message:

pmunbodh
Reply #4 Wednesday, September 15, 2021 4:59 AM

Hi Basj,

Not to worry, I renewed my license for Object Desktop, downloaded Groupy 1.50 Beta and File Explorer looks fine now. 

Thanks for pointing me to the beta.

basj
Reply #5 Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:18 AM

Great, glad to hear that.

Thank you,

Basj,
Stardock Community Assistant

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