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x² needs ribbons*

Post by Tuxman » 2012 Jun 13, 15:37

All serious file managers out there have ribbons, the Windows 8 Explorer and the Better Explorer!!111



* , please, for God's sake, NOT!
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Post by kunkel321 » 2012 Jun 13, 16:28

Yea Nikos.  Make it happen!

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Post by fgagnon » 2012 Jun 13, 16:33

I have yet to appreciate ribbonized apps; rather finding them to hide functions an extra click away as compared to menu systems.  

My first reaction is to take the request as tongue-in-cheek, interpreting "serious" as "trendy" ... and I've never appreciated "trendy"  :-(

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Post by Tuxman » 2012 Jun 13, 16:39

Actually, it was meant ironically.
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Post by Kilmatead » 2012 Jun 13, 16:50

fgagnon wrote:...I've never appreciated "trendy"
Well, that explains the hat in the avatar then, doesn't it... :wink:

Considering GUI's simply don't register within Nikos' conscious realm, I think we're safe from Ribbons, Bows and Metros for now. Thankfully. :D

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Post by nikos » 2012 Jun 13, 18:23

ribbons are good for your granny and assorted lo-fi relatives :)

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Post by Kilmatead » 2012 Jun 13, 18:43

Möbius was a Ribbon - and my gran certainly never dated him, nor M.C. Escher neither.  Though, to be fair, if she had, it would explain a few things about how my brain works... (which then begs the question, what's your excuse, Niko-Lo-Fi? :D)

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Post by nikos » 2012 Jun 14, 13:25

ribbons take a lot of space
if they were customizable we could have some use for them but now it's just waste of space

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Post by kunkel321 » 2012 Jun 14, 16:05

nikos wrote:ribbons take a lot of space...
If it were a Mobius ribbon, you'd be using both sides...

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Post by Kilmatead » 2012 Jun 14, 17:15

kunkel321 wrote:you'd be using both sides...
...and at the end of the month when you tally up your expenses, I'll bet you're sat there wishing that trick of physics applied to nappies as well... :wink:  (Though, admittedly, there is a certain "impracticality" in that theory.  Assuming you actually need to use your nose for daily activities, or don't have a particularly strong constitution.  :shrug:)

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Post by profess » 2012 Jun 14, 22:07

http://forum.zabkat.com/viewtopic.php?t=9120

i mentioned this app.

i've since used 2007 (out of sheer necessity)! why they changed everything i don't know...
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Post by bq3419 » 2012 Jun 15, 03:06

nikos wrote:if they were customizable we could have some use for them but now it's just waste of space
Perhaps not in the spirit of this thread, but just as a FYI: Office 2010-apps do allow customisation of the ribbon. I don't think that applies to Windows 8's Windows Explorer; I'm also not sure whether Microsoft allows third parties to use their Office 2010 ribbon code.

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Post by dunno » 2012 Jun 15, 09:37

which is preferable

A app which does the basics well and is continuously updated with low level improvements, excluding fad GUI improvements,

or

A app which has a fantastic GUI but is full of bugs and can't do the basics well ?.

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Re: x² needs ribbons*

Post by shornby » 2012 Jun 19, 00:53

Let's all be clear here - this was sarcasm.

Nikos - please don't tarnish your awesome program with any ribbons!

It was already painful enough to see ribbons show up in Windows 8's file explorer.  

One thing gave me a sigh of relief:  X2 File Manager - without ribbons!  

(Yes, I'm already using it in Windows 8  )...

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Steve
Tuxman wrote:All serious file managers out there have ribbons, the Windows 8 Explorer and the Better Explorer!!111



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Re: x² needs ribbons*

Post by profess » 2014 Dec 23, 12:15

Yup, I'm still a luddite (and using Windows xp = no ribbons anyway) :)
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