Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Aug 2011 22:27 UTC
Windows Ah yes, Windows Explorer. One of the oldest parts of Windows, and yet, it's far from perfect. It's hated less than, say, the Finder (but that's no achievement), but most geeks I know aren't particularly fond of it either. For Windows 8, Microsoft is going to make the biggest change ever to Explorer's interface: it's getting the ribbon treatment.
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RE: Going in the Wrong Direction
by Mr. Dee on Tue 30th Aug 2011 01:43 UTC in reply to "Going in the Wrong Direction"
Mr. Dee
Member since:
2005-11-13

Sorry, its actually going in the right direction, which is giving back users more power. It can be turned off, give this command a try: CTRL + F1. If you don't like using commands, then you are not a power user, stick with Windows 7. When you think about basic things like moving and copying a file to a location, better customization using QAT, the Ribbon is probably one of the best things that every happened to Explorer in a long while. Remember, you can hide it.

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What about us lefties then?
by shotsman on Tue 30th Aug 2011 07:42 in reply to "RE: Going in the Wrong Direction"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Having to use CTRL/F1 might be fine for Right Handed people. For us lefties (who use the mouse with our left hand) this is a frigging PITA.

So for 10% of the population they have suddenly made it a lot harder to use.

Don't go on about 'you can change this, change that etc'.
It is bad enough trying to use someone else's PC/Laptop. If I went around changing the function keys will nilly the owner of that PC would be rightly peed off.

Don't these idiots who propose this sort of mess ever stop to think about us lefties? Do they heck.

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RE: What about us lefties then?
by Icaria on Tue 30th Aug 2011 09:54 in reply to "What about us lefties then?"
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

Which hand you use for the mouse is not determined by whether you're left-handed. Whatever gave you that idea? Left handedness mostly manifests itself in one-handed activities, like writing. (Competent) computing is a two-handed activity. Right/left hand preferences with regards to mice is mostly a matter of conditioning.

And short of there being something wrong with your right hand, deal with it.

I say this as a lefty, myself.

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RE: What about us lefties then?
by n4cer on Tue 30th Aug 2011 17:13 in reply to "What about us lefties then?"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

Having to use CTRL/F1 might be fine for Right Handed people. For us lefties (who use the mouse with our left hand) this is a frigging PITA.

So for 10% of the population they have suddenly made it a lot harder to use.

Don't go on about 'you can change this, change that etc'.
It is bad enough trying to use someone else's PC/Laptop. If I went around changing the function keys will nilly the owner of that PC would be rightly peed off.

Don't these idiots who propose this sort of mess ever stop to think about us lefties? Do they heck.


Instead of ctrl+F1, you can also double-click one of the tabs to hide the ribbon.

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melkor Member since:
2006-12-16

And if one dislikes the ribbon interface and finds it completely unintuitive? A quick google shows that more people seem to dislike the ribbon than like it. I think that pretty much says it all.

Dave

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gnumdk Member since:
2007-02-16

Power user use power shell, not explorer...

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