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File manager show/hide files in ribbon

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    File manager show/hide files in ribbon


    Hello guys and gals, first post here

    About the ribbon, I like it... One thing that bothers me though is that, it may be too easy to get to an option... namely show/hide files under the view tab. Is there a way to edit the contents of the ribbon menu, so I can get rid of the show/hide files toggle on the ribbon? I know we can hide the ribbon or use third party program to disable the ribbon altogether. Is there a native way to just edit ribbons?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Hi kajinofe,

    Unlike in Office, you can't customize and deploy a custom ribbon. All you can configure is the quick access bar.

    I'm not sure why you're concerned about easy access to displaying hidden files. It's a user preference, after all. If you're losing your sleep over this, there's a way to disable ribbon completely.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could keep things you want to hide on a USB drive for private perusal.

    Then you could hide the USB drive.
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File manager show/hide files in ribbon
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