Tricks to use New Windows Ribbon in Windows8! Let’s talk

By: Marawan Alwaraki, December 13, 2012

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The Windows Operating System is here; it's called Windows 8. Faster, better, stylish, sleek, and filled with more features make Windows 8 the most effective Operating System to come out from the house of Microsoft. This latest version of Windows OS is packed with lots of new features. One amazing feature is the Ribbon concept. Using this New Ribbon concept, files can be arranged faster and in a more systematic way. Let's explain a bit further.


There are two types of Windows PC users. The first type don't think about file location and storage. Their machine is as dirty as one can think of. Be it the desktop or drives, everywhere numerous files are lying in a cumbersome and haphazard manner. They never delete anything and thus things become difficult at times of emergency. Then comes the second type of user who always has a cleaner and systematic approach towards their PC. They delete all the useless files and put all the important ones in some finely named folders.

Windows 8 brings a great option for those messy types of people (read first type). This latest version of Windows OS features an advance level of File Explorer. This Explorer handles the mess with extreme expertise. The File Explorer comprises of a new tool, Ribbon that helps a lot in this context. Ribbon, earlier known as Windows Explorer, carrying out file and folder arranging task in a faster and easier way. Some of the tasks carried out Ribbon are:

• Copying of files from one location to another
• Cutting and Pasting of files from one folder to another
• Arranging files according to file extensions
• Searching for files according to date last modified, extension type, and other properties

All the commands required for organizing files are available on the View and Home tabs of Ribbon. By default, the ribbon remains minimized. This allows the commands to capture no additional space while the user is not using them. After the user selects a particular item from the file list, simply click or tap for displaying it. Those who have a hell lot of files and folders to arrange they need to keep the Ribbon opened continuously. To keep it open on a continuous basis, simply click the "Pin" icon available of the extreme right. Success!

The Home tab can be used for New Folder creation as well copying and moving of files from one folder or drive to another. The View tab can be used for sorting folders and files, hide or show panes, and change the overall appearance of folders while enabling the LIST view.

Those who are unable to place folders and files in a systematic order using the Ribbon, they can follow some tricks to make the process look much easier. Have a look below:

Previewing files - Suppose the user suddenly found a unrecognizable file. Don't panic! Simply click or tap the View tab. Click on the Preview pane from the list of options that gets displayed. Then select that particular file to survey it. This process is faster in comparison to file checking procedures through apps. After surveying and checking the contents of the file, simply rename it. It allows for easy recognition at a later stage.


About The Author: Diana is a writer/blogger. She contributes to Infurn.

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