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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Tabs?
by inamorty on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:56 UTC
inamorty
Member since:
2011-04-03

How long will it be before they introduce tabs or panes to Explorer? I find it ridiculous that they haven't been there for years already.

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RE: Tabs?
by mkone on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 12:04 in reply to "Tabs?"
mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

Tabs are a rubbish user interface decision for a file manager.

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RE[2]: Tabs?
by nej_simon on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 12:31 in reply to "RE: Tabs?"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Tabs are a rubbish user interface decision for a file manager.


If you're going to make such claims, at least specify why you think they're rubbish.

I find tabs quite useful in file managers. If you don't like them, well, just don't open any additional tabs and you wont even know they're there.

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RE[2]: Tabs?
by cmost on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 14:52 in reply to "RE: Tabs?"
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

Really? Says YOU! I've been using a tabbed file explorer for years in Linux and frankly, every time I'm on a Windows box I curse Microsoft for not including tabs in explorer. With multiple tabs open to different file locations, it's a breeze to quickly navigate between them without cluttering the desktop with myriad file explorer windows. Just because you haven't discovered the joy of tabbed file browsing doesn't mean others won't or shouldn't!

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RE[2]: Tabs?
by RawMustard on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 16:12 in reply to "RE: Tabs?"
RawMustard Member since:
2005-10-10

I guess you believe that CO2 is a pollutant?

What a ridiculous statement!

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RE[2]: Tabs?
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 23:01 in reply to "RE: Tabs?"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

tabs make sense as long as you can copy and paste between them easily.

I hate having 4 or 5 explorer windows open at work and then having to click through them to figure out which one I need (still on XP). tabs would meed I can focus on the window I need and then select the pathway I need from the tabs.

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