How to Turn On or Off Use Compact Mode in File Explorer in Windows 10 – Windows Blog by Brink

How to Turn On or Off Use Compact Mode in File Explorer in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337 and later, the default layout of File Explorer now adds additional padding between elements. For users who prefer a more information-dense layout, there is a new setting in View Options called Use compact mode, which will restore the classic layout of File Explorer.

The UX for toggling this setting is not final. The level of padding is designed for better consistency with modern (XAML) experiences. This should also make it easier to work with File Explorer when using a touch screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Use compact mode in File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.

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