Tutorial to get rid of Windows 8 Explorer Ribbon

To get rid of windows 8 explorer ribbon, refer to the tutorial below.

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Microsoft introduces the Ribbon in the Windows 8 Explorer to make it easier for end users to complete a variety of tasks. There are more than 200 commands for these purposes in the Explorer, but Microsoft has found that the top 10 commands represent 81.8% of all usage.

“These strengths fit well with our three goals – the ribbon would allow us to create an optimized file manager where commands would have reliable, logical locations in a streamlined experience,” says Alex Simons, Microsoft’s Program Manager.
Microsoft’s Ribbon interface includes direct options for file management tasks, such as Copy, Paste, Delete, Rename, Cut, and Properties.

“These strengths fit well with our three goals – the ribbon would allow us to create an optimized file manager where commands would have reliable, logical locations in a streamlined experience,” says Alex Simons, Microsoft’s Program Manager.
Microsoft’s Ribbon interface includes direct options for file management tasks, such as Copy, Paste, Delete, Rename, Cut, and Properties.

How to disable explorer ribbon

1. Press Windows key + R to launch Run dialogue box. Type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.

Run dialog box

2. In the new window appeared, under Local computer policy, expand Administrative Templates by clicking the little arrow left to it. Then just click on Windows Components .

Administrative templates

3 . Look right side of it. Use scroll bar to locate Windows Explorer and double click on it.

Scroll for Windows Explorer

4. Double click on Start Windows Explorer with ribbon minimized .

Settings for Windows Explorer

5. In the next window, look the settings for Start Windows Explorer with ribbon minimized . By default it is set to Not Configured .To disable, select Disabled from the options.

Select disabled

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