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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Could work
by jessesmith on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 13:55 UTC
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

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.

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RE: Could work
by JAlexoid on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 20:27 in reply to "Could work"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

There are usually just a few common actions a person will perform with a file

And that is exactly what the ribbon was not designed to do. It's main purpose is to give visibility to the least visible functions, otherwise the old toolbar was just fine.

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RE: Could work
by Delgarde on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 21:12 in reply to "Could work"
Delgarde Member since:
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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