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#1 hb860

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

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Ribbon Disabler for Windows 8
Ribbon Disable is compatible with Windows 8 RTM
Yet another tool what i have created for Windows 8. Its Ribbon Disabler for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
It allows you to disable Ribbon in Windows 8 CP's Explorer and preserve Paint and Wordpad working. Also it is portable application and has option to restore ribbon.
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Now Ribbon Disabler supports both x64 and x86 system. I am finished x86 version.
Download from winaero

Example of Explorer without ribbon:
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#2 P.McGinley

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:56 PM

Clicking on the link sent me to a page where I had to click on another link which sent me to a Russian website, where I couldn't find the download link.

Sorry I clicked on the link without reading your post. :D

Got it from here.

Edited by P.McGinley, 14 March 2012 - 10:58 PM.


#3 hb860

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:42 AM

Well, if you got issue with wordpad, e.g. Win+R -> wordpad works, but from metro shortcut not< try to re-download, i have fixed issue :rolleyes:

#4 JKTJogi

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

Great job man. I like this clutter-free explorer. :D

#5 Chrominator

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:54 PM

Ribbon isn't much useful in explorer. Good job hb860. ;)

#6 Gragier_521

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:34 AM

I hate those extra tabs on my explorer. Excellent work hb860. (Y)

#7 Guest_J4SON_*

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

Ribbon is cool. Why anyone would want to disable it?

#8 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

Caution: You will be missing all these features by disabling Ribbon. :D



#9 svoloth

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

Would you say, even personalized menus? I mean, the option in Office/Word that lets you list the most recent tasks first.

#10 hb860

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:23 PM

Finally i have implemented Windows 8 x86 support.
I completelly recreate Ribbon Disabler and here is
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Ribbon Disabler v2

Second version of Ribbon Disabler supports Windows 8 x86 and has more handy UI

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#11 Elhuyar

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:18 PM

I'm gonna use it. I think it will take too much time until I get used to the new explorer toolbar.

#12 hab

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

Personally I like the Ribbon, but what's the point of the disabler when you can just hide the ribbon with the arrow?

#13 hb860

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:00 AM

Ribbon Disabler works on Release Preview too. :whistle:
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#14 Mayankoo

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:12 PM

You shouldn't have actually posted it cozIf those Microsoft Guys check out this, they would then try to block these too...

Microsoft is now becoming a real s**t by do what they think is right and completely ignoring the views of Users who are actually going to use their OS.
Have they really forgotten that Windows is the OS which is run on most PC's/Laptops etc...
If they continue to ignore this fact, they would not be able to gain more.

#15 hb860

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:13 PM

Just for note: Ribbon Disable is compatible with Windows 8 RTM

#16 Liskiller

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

Addictive Tips has posted an article about your Ribbon Disabler. Congrats. :)

#17 hb860

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

thanks :)

#18 hb860

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

Guys, i just discovered a critical bug in the code.

Every time you remove/restore ribbon in Explorer it causes wrong NTFS permissions to be set for some system files. It can cause other user accounts to be unable to work in Windows 8. This is fixed.

Please update to Ribbon Disabler 2.5

Also, you may notice that now Ribbon Disabler supports command line options to remove and restore ribbon. You can use it in your scripts :)

Download/update Ribbon Disabler



#19 hb860

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:53 AM

Ribbon Disabler v3
Version 3.0 is out.
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The application will warn you if you upgrade a previous Windows version. It is not necessary to restore the Ribbon using older system files. Instead, you must disable the Ribbon again and will be prompted to do so. This resolves the "black screen" issue for users who performed the upgrade from earlier Windows releases.
Enjoy Explorer without Ribbon:
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You can get the application here:
Download Ribbon Disabler 3.0

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