Windows 11

Windows 11’s Explorer and Start menu will finally let you control Office files

As early as 2019, Microsoft changed the search box in Windows File Explorer and began to allow users to search their OneDrive cloud storage and local files at the same time.Microsoft Also updated the recent files section in Explorer, and added support for Office.com entries.

While adding these features, Microsoft slowed down the Explorer, especially when users tried to search their local files, the search box became unresponsive. However, Microsoft seems to be planning to give users more control over their results in the “Quick Access View” of File Explorer.

A new change included in the earlier preview version will allow users to turn off Office.com integration in File Explorer. According to the new entry in the Group Policy Editor, you can disable files from Office.com in the operating system, and File Explorer will stop including cloud files in the quick access view.

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In addition, when you turn off Office.com integration, you will also prevent File Explorer from sending Microsoft The service makes a web request to retrieve the most recent cloud file data. This can reduce the use of background data and resources, and improve your overall Windows experience.

Interestingly, this change also applies to the recommended section of the Start menu. After disabling this feature, the “Start” menu will stop obtaining Office documents.

It is worth noting that Office integration includes personal and Microsoft 365 accounts, so this change will benefit all users.

About to Windows 11 Make changes in File Explorer

As we pointed out in the previous report,File Explorer is in Windows 11 Slow down. The context menu that appears when you right-click on a file or folder is slower and slower than expected.

In Windows 11, Microsoft changed the way the context menu works by prioritizing the most commonly used options. Slow performance or slow animation is one of the annoying problems of File Explorer.

In some cases, users will observe a 1/2 second delay because when you click anywhere in the Explorer window, the menu will try to resize.

In addition to bug fixes, Microsoft has also introduced a new keyboard shortcut that allows users to quickly copy the path of a file or folder. Now, the user needs to right-click an item and select “Copy as Path” to copy its location.

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