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The Ribbon has been one of the more hotly-contested UI changes introduced by Microsoft in recent years. There are those who love it, saying it puts scores of functions that used to be buried deep within menus into plain sight. There are others who think it’s the dog’s breakfast and should never be let out from behind the Expand the Ribbon button.

Early Windows 8 screenshots leaked and Microsoft later confirmed that Explorer was going to have a Ribbon menu bolted on, much to the chagrin of detractors.

When the Windows 8 Consumer Preview arrived, however, it turned out that the Ribbon was minimized by default. So how many people feel that the Ribbon offers enough benefits that it’s worth expanding in Explorer windows? About one in five.

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I said it once, and I'll say it again, Microsoft is out of touch with the consumers completely... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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I like it..... and I'm a power user. I generally don't need extra features so keep it minimized but when I do need them...


I don't have to go to CLI or enable additional file fields to do certain searches.
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Hideous and needs to die a fiery death. That is all.
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So because only 1 in 5 expand it, that means only 1 in 5 like it? Perhaps people just don't know how. Besides, the types of people that are going to be using the Windows 8 CP probably mostly know keyboard shortcuts anyway so don't need the interface. Personally, I like it, although I mostly use the keyboard.
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I just don't understand why Microsoft feels it needs to constantly try and re-invent the wheel. What's wrong with simply improving the performance and security of a proven model? Sure, you throw in a few bells and whistles here and there, but don't force people to have to relearn how to use a piece of software they've used for years. If you MUST introduce functional changes for some reason, introduce them gradually.
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Their just trying the apple thing, show your consumers what they want because they don't know what they want.
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I just don't understand why Microsoft feels it needs to constantly try and re-invent the wheel. What's wrong with simply improving the performance and security of a proven model? Sure, you throw in a few bells and whistles here and there, but don't force people to have to relearn how to use a piece of software they've used for years. If you MUST introduce functional changes for some reason, introduce them gradually.

A proven model does not equal a modern, optimal, or efficent model.

With all UI design, there comes a point when you cannot just add features. It sometimes requires forcing users to adapt and relearn.




If anyone has done any UI design, you would know it is not that easy to balance functionality, intuitiveness, and ease-of-use.
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Their just trying the apple thing, show your consumers what they want because they don't know what they want.

Or in my case, I don't want anything. It is fine the way it is now. Just wait a few more years for hardware to catch up or for businesses to fully transition to W7 first. No business will upgrade to W8 unless they are still on XP or a lower server system. M$ is out of touch, but at least they hit a home run with W7.
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Or in my case, I don't want anything. It is fine the way it is now. Just wait a few more years for hardware to catch up or for businesses to fully transition to W7 first. No business will upgrade to W8 unless they are still on XP or a lower server system. M$ is out of touch, but at least they hit a home run with W7.

It is not fine the way it is now. There are ease-of-use limitations to the Search features. Just because you do not care for the new features/usage, do not hold everyone else back.

Hardware to catch up to what?
Why would you wait for business to transition to W7? Windows is back on a 2-3 year release cycle. Businesses take 1-4 years (if that) to complete OS upgrades. Why should MS wait for business adoption as it is uneven and does not really impact them directly.


MS is out of touch with what? MS is trying to lead again.
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Looking at all of the past things that this Lee Mathews has written I find that he's pretty much pulling stuff out of his ass for this in terms of numbers. Sure not many people like the ribbon for windows explorer or metro UI but that's no reason to keep trying to argue and complain with the fact that Microsoft is trying to release a new operating system that actually innovates. If you really want, they could release Windows 7 with a new logo and lie about hidden tweaks, tag it as Windows 8 and consumers would still buy it but where's the fun in that?
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