When it comes to Windows, there is nothing I love more than Microsoft?s infamous Ribbon interface?and nothing I hate more. Using it in Microsoft Office is great, but adding Ribbon to Windows 8's file explorer was a bit much for me.
So I decided to pare File Explorer down a little and put the features I might need front and center, while banishing the rest of the Ribbon from my sight. If you?re tired of dealing with a Ribbon-loaded File Explorer, here?s a quick way to simplify your menu hopping.
Before we get going, let?s run down some basic anatomy of Windows Explorer. At the very top of the window you?ll see a file folder icon in the upper left corner. Next to that are a few icons and a downward facing arrow. That small set of icons is known as the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT).