How to Minimize Windows Explorer Ribbon in Windows 8

In Windows 10, 8, the appearance of windows explorer seems absolutely different from earlier windows version ( win 7 or XP) explorer. Windows 10, 8 explorer includes an inbuilt new tool (Ribbon interface) in the top panel.

The ribbon interface of Windows 10, 8 explorer has multiple system tool shortcuts which are used to access and perform useful system services directly. Here you will find 3 methods to Minimize Windows Explorer Ribbon in Windows 8, 10 via easy modes.

Minimize Windows Explorer Ribbon in Windows 10, 8

First Method

Windows 8 ribbon explorer panel showing

You can Minimize Windows Explorer Ribbon in Windows 10, 8 as follow –

  • Go to Windows 8 explorer and find arrow sign at the top right corner in ribbon interface tab.
  • When we click on up arrow sign, ribbon interface will be minimized.
Minimize Ribbon in windows 8

Second method

  • Move mouse cursor on the top side of ribbon interface and click on Quick access toolbar from here.
  • A drop down menu lists is appearing. Click on Minimize the Ribbon option.
Minimize Ribbon button in windows 8
  • Now Ribbon Interface minimizes in a short while.

Third method – Through Group Policy Setting

  • Launch RUN command by pressing Windows Key + R Shortcut at a time.
  • Type gpedit.msc in RUN dialog box and Click OK button.
  • We find Group policy editor window. Browse these options one by one in the left panel.
  • At first, Click on Computer configuration and find Administrative Templates.
  • Now click on Windows Component and we find Windows Explorer option.
  • In the right side, try to find Start Windows Explorer……. Minimized option from lists panel and double click on it.
ribbon explorer setting in group policy
  • Now a Properties window of this option is displaying. Here check the box – Enabled and click on Apply button.
Minimize ribbon explorer in windows-8
  • Restart the Windows 10, 8 system.
  • You find Ribbon interface vanishes from the explorer and new windows without ribbon interface is displaying as below image –
Minimize Windows Explorer Ribbon in windows 8

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Topics:  Windows 8