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If there's one steadfast, unshakeable belief we have tried to communicate here at GameSpot Dot Com, it's that the Nintendo Switch needs folders. We have been very, very vocal on this over the last five years. So imagine our surprise when Nintendo suddenly released a new Switch firmware update, adding Groups, a feature that lets you group games and applications together with custom labels. Why, that sounds like folders!
After some well-earned champagne-popping and congratulating ourselves on successfully encouraging Nintendo to do the right and moral thing, we downloaded the update. Our jubilation quickly turned to bafflement, then disappointment, then frustration, then hunger, then frustration again, then white-hot anger. How did they mess this up?
For as long as the Nintendo Switch has had a Home screen, it has listed the last 10 things you opened, with the rest dumped into a giant pile of "all applications." The longstanding request for folders aimed to bring order to this chaos by allowing us to sort items into categories for easy indexing.
In short, folders are a decluttering tool. That's the reason they exist. You sort games into subgroups to get the disorganized mess of icons off of your Home screen. The power to choose which games go under what label is of secondary importance. The most important factor--and again, the entire raison d'être of folders--is to move your programs and applications out of sight.
The Nintendo Switch Groups feature does not do this. Instead, your Home screen still consists of the last 10 things you opened, and the rest are still shoved into the messy "everything else" pile. An Archive function exists, and has for some time, but this doesn't remove that game from the Home screen or move it to the end of the All Games stack. Your only options to free up a slot from a game you're no longer playing are to delete its icon entirely or open enough different games to push it away. Inside this crowded All Games stack, you can press the L button to bring up your Groups, which is where you'll finally find your nicely organized folders. What. The. Hell.
Look, Nintendo. I know you understand how folders work. I've never been fortunate enough to visit the no-doubt Willy Wonka-esque paradise that is Nintendo HQ, but I'm relatively certain that in that office you use computers. And I'm also relatively certain that on your work computers, you don't have every program and file right there on your desktop. You have them organized, right? Into folders? Now imagine if someone suggested that instead of organizing them into folders you should leave every single program and application and file on the desktop, but also create nicely organized shortcuts in a separate file folder system that's two layers deep. You would probably ask: why? And you would be right to do so, because that would be an objectively terrible suggestion!
Why would anyone, anywhere design it to work this way? It's maddening.
I don't want to be unreasonable. I know that system updates take time and work and testing. My one request is that now that you've implemented some kind of cursed lumbering mutant version of folders, you next set about doing it right. Let us actually organize games into folders, or at least pin our Groups onto spots on the Home screen. And please, don't make us wait another five years.
Failing that, we will accept bringing back the Wii Shopping Channel music. We're willing to be flexible on this.
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A new software patch for the Nintendo Switch has finally made it possible to organize games into groups, providing an element the machine has been hurting for since it was released in 2017: folders. Update 14.0.0 provides you the capability of putting games together into groups, so you can more easily find games installed on the console's internal or extended storage space. Gone are the days of paging through your entire game library to find what you're looking for.
Nintendo's patch notes for Update 14.0.0 detail the change, and the console maker also provided some quick instructions on how to create new software groups. In short, you can now organize the All Software tab either as a single grid-based list of games, or by groups that you create. You can also name the groups, making it easier to find exactly the kind of game you're looking for. Nintendo's instructions page notes that you can create as many as 100 groups on the console, with as many as 200 games in each--so it should take care of all your game-organizing needs.
The bad news, however, is that your folders only appear on the All Software tab, and won't pop up on the Home tab. That means you'll still be dealing with that horizontal list of recently played games, and you'll need to do some extra clicking to get to your immaculately curated game library.
Update 14.0.0 also fixes some issues with Bluetooth audio devices, like headphones. You can now adjust the volume of Bluetooth devices either on the Switch, as was the case before, or on the device itself, if it has a volume selector. The patch also allows max volume on Bluetooth devices to be increased, although Nintendo notes volume will be reduced when connecting those devices, in order to keep you from accidentally blowing out an eardrum.
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