Since this is still a feature under development, it doesn’t work as expected, but it gives us an early look at changes that may be coming if future updates on Windows 11 for customization. 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 (via @FireCubeStudios) 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 Spotlight dashboard on Windows 11

To enable the new Open With dialog on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, you notice the new dashboard interface with some placeholder images and information. Clicking the image will open the web browser to show you more details about the wallpaper. Also, you can click the down-arrow button on the right to use the collapse mode experience.

In the command, change the path to the folder with your path.

If you don’t have Windows 11 build 25197, 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 25197 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 run the same commands, but change “enable” to “disable” and then restart the device. 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.