Windows Explorer in Windows 8 to Come Wrapped in Ribbons
The blog post runs through the changes made to Windows Explorer through the years, starting with the MS-DOS Executive in Windows 1.0. In Windows 8, Microsoft hopes the Ribbon interface will accomplish three target goals, including:
- Optimize Explorer for file management tasks and expose hidden file management commands already in Explorer that you might now know about.
- Create a streamlined command experience that puts the most used commands in the most prominent parts of the UI.
- Respect Explorer's heritage by bringing back the most relevant and requested features from the Windows XP era.
Another motivating factor for introducing the Ribbon interface is that according to Microsoft's data gathering, the top 10 commands represent 81.8 percent of Explorer command use, and there are over 200 commands in Explorer.
Are you stoked about Microsoft implementing the Ribbon interface in Windows 8, or is this a major turnoff?