If you’re a long-time Windows user, you’re aware that several processes or features in the operating system are linked to File Explorer. While explorer.exe should be associated with file management only, it’s also associated with other parts of the Windows experience, like the Taskbar, which isn’t exactly a good thing for performance. Microsoft has been…Microsoft wants to make Windows 11 faster by decoupling features from explorer.exe
At work, I have just migrated to Win11 and have noticed all the Windows Explorer weirdness everyone has documented since the release of the OS to the general public. No doubt all of this effort comes years after the run up to Windows95 when Explorer and Internet Explorer were turned into a Frankenstein’s monster hodge-podge of integration into the OS. Now MS is paying off the technical debt of adopt, embrace, extend of http, and browser tech integrated everywhere. Hopefully new bits of the OS will also migrate to the Rust language as well, and MS will become 10x more stable.