Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

"You know you don't have to use tabs if you don't want to."

Agreed, I never claimed one had to use the tabs provided by a given program. For example, the first thin I turn off with Konsole is the tabbed display. And in that regard it's perfectly fine. My grief is with programs which default to using tabs with no alternative available in the options and when tabs are not actually apropriate (for my uses).

I was simply giving examples based on my own use. For those that like tabs, that's fantastic, just don't try and sell them as the second coming or treasure at the end of the rainbow.

(edit): my work with GUI file managers is very mouse centric also. I value the mouse context menus far more than an button/menu/ribbon across the top of the window. If I drag something, I want to be asked "move or copy sir?" then see a progress display. Give me a right click to select Sort By and Detailed View then get out of my way so I can work with the files not the window frame.

None of this is meant to claim that other's work the same way. I only provide my own experience and preferences for contrast.

Edited 2011-04-03 19:46 UTC

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