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When Microsoft introduced the Ribbon user interface as a replacement for the overgrown menus and toolbars in Microsoft Office 2007, many were shocked. The change was audacious for such a mature software product, and it completely blew away years of ingrained shortcuts and skills.


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Doesn't look too good (still alpha) but when you think about it, makes a lot of sense.
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Looks awesome Probably takes a bit too much screen real estate in its current form but hopefully that will change.
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I for one couldn't stand the ribbon when it was introduced. I opted to use older versions of Office purely to avoid it. Integration with every Explorer window would be a major strike against a new OS for me.
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Looks awesome Probably takes a bit too much screen real estate in its current form but hopefully that will change.
Indeed, you can now quickly view hidden files and file extensions, instead of going to advanced settings, etc.

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I for one couldn't stand the ribbon when it was introduced. I opted to use older versions of Office purely to avoid it. Integration with every Explorer window would be a major strike against a new OS for me.
Same here, but then I REALLY tried it and never looked back :-) It's the best thing since sliced bread. You should really give it a try.

100% of all my heard stories are like this: Ribbon is awful, bad, bad, kill it with fire. However, when they actually use it for a week or so, it becomes: Ribbon is amazing, fools are those who bash it, kill them with fire.
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100% of all my heard stories are like this: Ribbon is awful, bad, bad, kill it with fire. However, when they actually use it for a week or so, it becomes: Ribbon is amazing, fools are those who bash it, kill them with fire.
I can see it being a helpful and quick way to do what you need to, and I really want to try and like it... But I suppose I'm too stuck in my old ways, knowing exactly where everything is pre-ribbon, resisting any and all change, etc. It just feels too alien to use efficiently.
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*laughs* because I've been eternally frustrated by microsoft office's incarnation of this beast. I guess somehow it's better than dropdown menus but I'm not to sure how yet!
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I like the ribbon. It's waaaaaaay faster than the old menu-style.

But if they're gonna integrate it into other parts of Windows, they have work on lowering the size :/
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the new ribbon feature is more geared towards those normal users, those who are not that skillful in daily computer tasks. I suppose the old shortcuts may still work in this new feature.

Ribbon is really not that bad when you learn to adapt yourself to it. I initially found myselfy pretty against it when MS introduced it in Office 2007. Overtime, I try to familiarize myself with the layout of the menus, and now I find Ribbon more user friendly than the old menu layout.
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I think they're trying to make the interface more touch friendly, if that's what they're going for this is def in the right direction. It's kind of ugly tho but it's still alpha.
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please don't put it on the explorer microsoft. I liked it in office. But explorer?
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