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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RE: Could work
by Delgarde on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 21:12 UTC in reply to "Could work"
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

I really didn't like the ribbon feature in Office, but I can see how a ribbon would work better in a file browser. There are usually just a few common actions a person will perform with a file (copy/move/rename/delete/open/show properties), and a ribbon lends itself to that sort of behaviour.

If properly implemented this could stream line the interface for non power users.


Nope - the ribbon is pretty much the complete opposite of what you want. It's a feature designed to pack the most complexity into the smallest space, which works okay for an office-like app (given it's replacing all the existing toolbars and menus), but would just be pointless for a file manager that's already pretty simple...

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