Posts Tagged ‘Device Manager Events’

39. Hiding the Ribbon

The latest incarnation of Windows Explorer uses a Microsoft Office-like ribbon interface. We think this is a reasonable move, and you should give the system a chance to see if you can get used to it, but if it just doesn’t appeal then a straightforward tweak will kill it forever.

Simply launch GPEdit.msc, browse to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer, double-click “Start Windows Explorer with ribbon minimized” and click Enabled > OK. Restart Explorer and the ribbon now won’t be displayed by default. Click the Down arrow to the left of the Help icon if you’d like to see it.

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