In the new interface, you can choose the app to open the file, or you can use the option to search the computer for another app. You also get the option to open the file with the app only once or set the app to the new system default for the file extension. If you want to get hands-on with the new dialog interface, you can use a third-party tool known as “ViVeTool” created by Rafael Rivera and Lucas on GitHub to enable the new experience on your computer. This guide will teach you the steps to enable the redesigned interface to choose the app to open an application on Windows 11.

Enable new ‘Open With’ dialog on Windows 11

To enable the new Open With dialog on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, when you right-click a file and select the “Open with” option, you will now see the modern dialog interface with rounded corners, mica material, and acrylic style.

In the command, change the path to the folder with your path. If you don’t have the Windows 11 build 25151, you need to enroll in the Dev Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Windows Update” section. Once you enroll the device in the program, you can download build 25151 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the Check for Updates button, and then you can follow the steps outlined above. If you change your mind, you can revert the changes with the same instructions, but on step No. 10, make sure to use the vivetool /disable /id:36302090 command and then restart the device. This feature is expected to be available with the release of Windows 11 23H2, but it can also drop on a cumulative update at any time when Microsoft considers that it’s ready for everyone. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.