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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Comment by motang
by motang on Tue 30th Aug 2011 02:11 UTC
motang
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2008-03-27

I really don't want ribbon UI for browsing files, and besides aren't those icons way too big for smaller screens?

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RE: Comment by motang
by lemur2 on Tue 30th Aug 2011 04:10 in reply to "Comment by motang"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I really don't want ribbon UI for browsing files, and besides aren't those icons way too big for smaller screens?


Microsoft seem to want to put a ribbon interface on every single application. Maybe they want users to come to expect a ribbon-style interface, and perhaps to become unable to use anything else? Yet another attempt to lock people in to Microsoft products?

You would think that Microsoft had a patent on the ribbon interface, wouldn't you?

http://www.itwriting.com/blog/591-microsofts-office-ui-patent-trap-...

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jensenh/archive/2006/11/21/licensing-the-20...

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RE[2]: Comment by motang
by Tuishimi on Tue 30th Aug 2011 04:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by motang"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06


Yet another attempt to lock people in to Microsoft products?


Or maybe they are just trying to come up with some sort of consistent app interface.

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