Latest version is 2.5, a critical bug is fixed. Please update ASAP. See the change log below, I'll share the details
Ribbon Disabler is compatible with Windows 8 from Consumer Preview up to Windows 8 RTM.
Ribbon Disabler will allow you to disable Ribbon in Windows 8 Explorer and preserve Paint and Wordpad working. Aslo it has an option to restore ribbon.
There is no system files what will be modified by this tool.Since version 2 the Ribbon Disabler modifies your explorerframe.dll but makes backup. It is safe.
Here is example of Explorer without Ribbon:
If you have some unwanted line before the command bar after Ribbon Disabler
If you have something similar:
please refer to the following article:
Fix: A line shows below Explorer’s address bar after disabling Ribbon in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
It will be fixed.
Please always use only latest version.
Fixed critical issue in the code. Every time you remove/restore ribbon in Explorer it causes wrong NTFS permissions to be set for some system files. It can cause other user accounts to be unable to work in Windows 8. This is fixed.
Command line options are implemented so you can use Ribbon Disabler in your scripts.
A new code base, with support for Windows 8 x86 and x64.
first release with Windows 8 x64 support only
Ribbon Disabler command line options
Ribbon disabler.exe /d - delete the ribbon silently
Ribbon disabler.exe /r - restore the ribbon silently
For Windows 8 x64:
Ribbon disabler x64.exe /d - delete the ribbon silently
Ribbon disabler x64.exe /r - restore the ribbon silently
Ribbon Disabler is portable application and does not require to be installed.
Donate options for satisfied users: