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Windows 7: Ribbon Explorer

04 Apr 2011   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't like the ribbon interface much in Office, I find it harder for me to find things. Some things are much easier, some things are harder. But that doesn't mean that I am not accepting it and not moving forward, I used Office 2007 and Office 2010...there are just some things about them which I don't find ideal. I also don't see the need and benefits of Windows transparencies, but they are there.

The ribbon interface arrived with Office 2007, BTW.


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04 Apr 2011   #12
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Great! I was looking for an excuse to buy a bigger monitor.

Jim
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04 Apr 2011   #13
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post

The ribbon interface arrived with Office 2007, BTW.
So it did, 2000.... don't know what I was thinking there, must be tired.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man
I was looking for an excuse to buy a new monitor
What? We need an excuse now?
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04 Apr 2011   #14
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I remember the uproar (some still are angry) about the Libraries in 7.
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04 Apr 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I remember the uproar (some still are angry) about the Libraries in 7.
That one I don't get, as you don't have to use them. But show me how to turn off the Ribbon in Office 2007.
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04 Apr 2011   #16
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

I like the ribbon on MS Office 2007 and 2010 and also on Windows 7's Wordpad and Paint, I find it quite useful, BUT for Windows Explorer, I completely don't want a ribbon interface, like what was said, its unattractive, I'd rather stick to what Windows Explorer looks like on Windows 7. If they are gonna put that feature, better have it disabled by default and yes those orange circles equals ugly, don't want it.

I immediately had bad some bad views about Windows 8 when I saw the ribbon interface for Windows Explorer a few days ago. Most people would hate it so take it off.
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04 Apr 2011   #17
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I remember the uproar (some still are angry) about the Libraries in 7.
That one I don't get, as you don't have to use them. But show me how to turn off the Ribbon in Office 2007.

Here you go;


http://www.addintools.com/english/menuoffice/

Show Classic Menus and Toolbars on Ribbon of Microsoft Office 2007

If you want to make office a bit more convenient;

Office Tab (Tabs for Office) 6.51 - Official Free Download

Regards....Mike Connor
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04 Apr 2011   #18
Orbital Shark

 
 

I'll be honest I've gotten quite used to the ribbon that's been slowly introduced to us since Office 2007 and actually quite like it.

It'd be interesting to see how well it works in explorer though. I see a very "cloud" based OS in Windows 8
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04 Apr 2011   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Mike,

Thanks for the info. I don't really want to spend more to get rid of the Ribbon, but it's nice to see it's out there.
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04 Apr 2011   #20
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Mike,

Thanks for the info. I don't really want to spend more to get rid of the Ribbon, but it's nice to see it's out there.
It's only thirty dollars. A lot of people I showed it to wanted to kiss my feet as well! ( You don't have to do that of course! Just grovel a bit. )

Regards....Mike Connor
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