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How to Disable Upper File Menu in Explorer?

  1. #1


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    How to Disable Upper File Menu in Explorer?


    Hi this toolbar appeared in my file explorer after downloading a theme. anyone know how to disable it?
    where it says File, Home, etc.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I was gonna say control panel - folder options - uncheck always show menus..

    But mine is already unchecked and the menu is there.. on the far right there is a /\ you can expand the menu
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    I don't think you can disable it since it is used to display the ribbons. You can use a freeware such as:
    WinAero: Ribbon Disabler for Windows 8
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  4. #4


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    I don't think you can disable it since it is used to display the ribbons. You can use a freeware such as:
    WinAero: Ribbon Disabler for Windows 8
    What are these ribbons you speak of?

    I think the software did an okay job... will my system stay like this or should I keep the .exe?
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