Windows 8 logo from www.oostdam.infoWindows 8 is a very nice product to my opinion. It is based on the previous 7 version but it can use apps instead of programs, but there is a full compatibility. Every program that runs on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8 as well. This product is amazing. Microsoft improved it in so many ways that a new set of articles will appear on this site the next couple of weeks. I love it, and this experience is based on the beta version.

In this article I want to show you the integration of the ribbon, as we know it from the office suites into the explorer within Windows 8ows 8 explorer now. Perhaps just for the people who could not work with the normal version, or perhaps a little step towards the complete compatibility and integration with the office suit.

Down here you can see a picture of the new ribbon in the explorer which is shown by default.
The ribbon from the office suite has been introduced in the explorer of Windows 8 -

On the top right-side you can get instant help with know question button and left of that is a little white arrow which you can use to minimize the ribbon. You can also do this with the Ctrl+F1 combination. I will publish a regkey in a couple of weeks to permanently disable this ribbon.

The new options in this ribbon will be explained in other artciles.

Hopes this article has helped you, and getting you enthusiastic for Windows 8 as much as already am!


Ben OostdamBen Oostdam has been working with Windows systems since 1993. Worked for several companies as a system administrator, and is currently a Senior Support Engineer for Qurius Managed Services in the Netherlands specialized in System Center Solutions.

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