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[5]: Tabs?
by Icaria on Wed 6th Apr 2011 03:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Tabs?"
Icaria
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Well then you might as well just ask MS to allow you to reorder taskbar items (Win 7 allows you to do it on a per-app basis, at least that's some progress). It'll benefit far more than just explorer usage.

Hell, get them to disable the stupid cascade window placement and create a decent implementation of workspaces and you won't need tabs in your web browser, either. Alternatively, they could just have the taskbar raise all windows belonging a single app, so with one click, you can bring all your explorer windows in front of whatever else you're running. Again, this would benefit more than just explorer usage. Tabs are a workaround for the weaknesses of the Windows desktop, using them to fix a Windows problem should be a final contingency.

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