Ribbon Disabler 3.0 is out

My freeware, Ribbon Disabler, allows you to enable and disable the Ribbon UI in File Explorer in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8with just one click. Let's see what's new in this release.

In version 3.0, I made the following change.

if you upgraded a previous Windows version, the application now is able to detect it. It will not allow you to restore the Ribbon using older system files. Instead, you must disable the Ribbon again and will be prompted to do so.

rd_build_upgrade_warningThis resolves the "black screen" issue for users who performed the upgrade from earlier Windows releases.

If you have upgraded your OS from an earlier Windows release, please download Ribbon Disabler 3.0 first and then use it to disable the Ribbon. Don't use previous releases of Ribbon Disabler, or you will end with a black screen.

The following image shows File Explorer with the Ribbon Disabled in Windows 10 Anniversary Update:

Windows 10 explorer without ribbonDownload Ribbon Disabler

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

10 thoughts on “Ribbon Disabler 3.0 is out”

  1. After upgrading to Windows 10 1903 Build 18362.145 I received the following error when I ran RibbonDisabler:

    Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.

    EndUpdateResource Failed 13.

    Is this enough info?

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