How to Hide Windows Explorer Ribbon permanently in Windows 10, 8

A ribbon interface feature in windows 10, 8 explorer seems amazing. Three central menus are located (File, Computer, and View) on the top side of the ribbon interface. In windows 10, 8, We find various system tool and device shortcut (for example – Access media, Map network drive, Control panel link, System Properties and a lot more) in ribbon interface from where we can directly access through these shortcuts to perform several system operations.


If we click on Small arrow button (it is found in the top right panel beside of help sign) in Windows 10, 8 explorer, ribbon interface feature can hide or enable. But we have decided to Hide Windows Explorer Ribbon permanently in Windows 10, 8 then how it is possible in quick modes?

How to Hide Windows Explorer Ribbon permanently in Windows 8

First Method – 

windows 8 ribbon explorer tab

Hide Windows Explorer Ribbon permanently in Windows 10, 8

  • Type Shortcut Windows Key + R to start RUN dialog box.
  • Type gpedit.msc and click OK button.
group policy command in run box
windows 8 group policy
  • In the left side, Click on User Configuration tab. Then Administrative Templates tab comes.
  • Now we find Windows Components tab and click on Windows Explorer in the left panel.
  • In the right panel, we find an option – Start Windows Explorer with ……… minimized.  Hit right click and choose Edit option.
windows 8 disable ribbon explorer
  • A property window of start windows……….. Minimized is showing. Here choose Disabled tab and hit on Apply button at the bottom.
Windows 8 disable ribbon explorer

Now ribbon interface will hide forever from Windows 8 Explorer.

Suppose we want to make custom modes of ribbon interface without hiding it then check the tab –Enabled from the same window.

Now go to options category and choose any menu in the drop down lists to make ribbon interface customized in Windows 8 Explorer.

windows 8 ribbon explorer enableSecond Method – 

If we are unable to hide ribbon interface easily in windows 8 explorer by above tips then another option can be used as follow-

  • At first, we have to download third party software ( Ribbon Disabler ) via below link.
  • Run this software in windows 8 after downloading.
  • We find the first screen of ribbon Disabler software.
  • Here check the box – Disable Explorer Ribbon and Click on RUN button from underneath.
ribbon disabler tool
Now Restart the system and ribbon interface will vanish from our windows 8 permanently.

 Download Ribbon Disabler Software 

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