The new Windows 11 “Gallery” feature has been spotted in the latest development version


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Microsoft today released the first version of Windows 11 Insider 2023 in both Dev channels (build 25272) and Beta channels (build 2262x.1095). Besides the many bug fixes it brings, the first one also has a hidden feature, a new option in the File Explorer navigation panel called “Gallery” and it also has a new icon. The change was spotted by Windows enthusiast and detective PhantomOcean3.

It is currently unclear why Microsoft added the new icon and option as it basically does the same thing that “Photos” does. However, further changes may be expected in the future.

New hidden Gallery feature in Windows 11 build 25272

To enable the gallery in the new build 25272, follow these steps:

Caution: Undeclared properties are often raw, unstable, or borderline unusable. Backup important data before using ViveTool app and enabling hidden options. Remember that using the stable Windows 11 is the best way to ensure that your system remains as bug-free as possible.

Download ViveTool M GitHub and unpack the files in a convenient place.

  1. to press Win+X and choose terminal (admin).
  2. Switch Windows Terminal to the command line profile by clicking Ctrl+Shift+2 or clicking the down arrow button at the top of the window.The Windows Terminal app shows how to switch from the PowerShell profile to the command line profile
  3. Navigate to the folder containing the files extracted using the CD command. For example, if you extracted ViveTool to C:\Vive, type CD C:\Vive.
  4. Type vivetool /enable /id:41040327 and pressure to enter.
  5. (For PowerShell try: .\livetool /enable /id:41040327)
  6. Restart the computer.

If you change your mind and want to go back, repeat the steps above and switch enable With close down In the commands in steps 4/5.


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