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[3]: Explorer UI
by IgnitusBoyone on Mon 4th Apr 2011 06:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Explorer UI"
IgnitusBoyone
Member since:
2007-02-07

It is a 100% better then menu's. On OS X I kind of miss my overly large convoluted vertical tool box, but the truth is that the ribbon is just the toolbox in horizontal with adjustments in size based on how often most users need a specific feature.

The screen shots provided are way to beta for main stream it needs some clean up, but the move to me makes since. If they allow power users to still get to the nuts and bolts. I don't mind my mom being able to use a ribbon. Even my laptops run at 1920x1200 now. While I don't support interface bloat we all must admit there is a little more room then the old 800x600 era and its time for windows to move on

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RE[4]: Explorer UI
by Neolander on Mon 4th Apr 2011 06:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Explorer UI"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

And my laptop, which is slightly less than 1 year old, does 1366x768 ;) And let's not forget all the 13" laptops and netbooks out there...

Vertical space *does* matter, especially since this crazy widescreen idea is around.

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