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post #11 of 69
I've used a ribbon setup in AutoCAD, Revit and MS Office.

I'm cool with shrinking and minimizing a lot of clutter, I think firefox 4 has done a wonderful job of that because what I need (back, forward, home, refresh, bookmarks) are always there, uninterrupted.

I think the problem with the ribbon interface is that a lot of us are used to having the common tasks on our tool bars, and the ribbon makes them go away... To me, that's the only true failing of most ribbon systems. Contextual is good, but to remove common tasks and hide them within contextual ribbons, that's when you've just shot yourself in the foot.
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post #12 of 69
Oh God! Not the OFFICE approach!!!!
 
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post #13 of 69
I hate the ribbon with passion. The old school drop down menus are fine, and if they are doing this to cater to average users, then they are idiots. As the average user will take a lot longer to figure out how to work the new UI and remember where stuff is. MS needs to take things step by step, and with the way things are turning out they may have another vista on there hands.
post #14 of 69
Make it a bit smaller and I'll be happy. The ribbon is truly awesome once you get used to it.
post #15 of 69
Someone is having too much fun with ribbon in the department.
post #16 of 69
What's all this crap about average users... You know how confusing as hell it is for ol' Joe Soap to go from menus to the ribbon ???

Anyway, i'm hardly an average user because Excel is an integral part of the work i do. The ribbon conveniently packs everything you need into buttons, mini drop-down boxes.

Seriously you ppl are always herp derping about advancement in tech yet you still wanna stick to navigation methods from the windows 3 era ???

l2adapt noobs.
Edited by Psyren - 4/3/11 at 3:50am
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post #17 of 69
It looks too messy and clunky. Maybe if MS will streamline the ribbon interface more and provide more screen real estate, then it would be viable for use in Explorer. For now, so many buttons it's not really reflecting the Windows Phone 7 look it's trying to achieve.
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post #18 of 69
For people railing on this making life hard for the average user, think again. Not a single one of us is an average user. Your grandmother maybe. Go ask her what SHE thinks. Personal experience with my mother says ribbon is good - not for me or you, but for 90% of the world and therefore 90% of Microsoft's money.

Most people really just DON'T GET computers. We are the weird ones. Same reason most of us would rail against anything apple but tbh the smartest thing any computer company could do right now is clone iOS for computers. Suddenly, 90% of complaints will vanish and your neighbor will stop asking you to write down step-by-step on a per-keystroke-and-mouse-movement level instructions on how to open her email that she must have had done at least 10 times earlier that same day. This is just a step in that direction.

PS- yes I hate it too.
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guess I won't be using windows 8 then
    
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Originally Posted by GForceXIII View Post
please don't put it on the explorer microsoft. I liked it in office. But explorer?
This, I really like the Ribbon in Office and Paint but I do not want it in windows.

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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
It looks too messy and clunky. Maybe if MS will streamline the ribbon interface more and provide more screen real estate, then it would be viable for use in Explorer. For now, so many buttons it's not really reflecting the Windows Phone 7 look it's trying to achieve.
Yes it could do with streamlining, its too clunky and I think for a lot of non "expert" users it could easily be a bit daunting. It could potenally be quite destratcting as there is a lot going on as well.
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