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GeneralUnfair Comparison of Windows Explorer Pin
snorkie16-Sep-11 9:34
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I found a blog post about Improvements in Windows Explorer for Windows 8[^]. The post goes to great lengths to make the argument that Windows Explorer in Windows 8 is going to be a vast improvement over the previous versions. The new improvement is the Ribbon API. If you're not aware, the Ribbon API basically takes the file menu and places all of its items as pictures. There is no longer a drop down to display the individual items. See the left side of the image below to see it. The blog goes on to elaborate about the greatness of the Ribbon and all of its advantages. As a power user, I consider the ribbon to be a waste of valuable screen space that could be used for something else. It is interesting to note that Windows 8 is being designed for tablets and phones. But when I look at how much space the ribbon takes up on my large monitor, I can't imagine how little space I would have left to do any actual work if this was on my netbook's 10 inch screen.

I find it interesting that the Windows Explorer group is going with larger menus that take up valuable screen real estate while the Internet Explorer group is minimizing the space on the screen that the browser takes up and maximizing the space that the web page can display its content. Maybe the Internet Explorer team could lend their design people to the Explorer group for a few months...

To the heart of my point, I took three screen shots of Windows Explorer, one in Windows 8, one in Windows 7, and the final in Windows XP. Each screen shot has 13 files highlighted on the screen to demonstrate how efficient Explorer was at doing what it was designed for. All images were taken at 1600x1200 resolution and placed next to each other for comparison. I didn't modify the size of any of the pictures other than cutting out the relevant piece for viewing. It appears to me that we're going in the wrong direction for efficiency and space to complete actual work!

Side by side comparison of Windows 8/7/XP Windows Explorer[^]

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