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


10 thoughts on “Ribbon Disabler 3.0 is out

  1. Phil

    Total Commander is for Windows 8.1 too?

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It works everywhere.
      Even in Windows 3.11, yes, it is still supported!

  2. SecondLife

    Thanks dude

  3. Esubio Maldia

    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?

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I am aware about this issue. Unfortunately, I can’t offer a fix as of now.

      1. Esubio Maldia

        Thanks for checking!

        Love this app by the way…

      2. advwang

        I also encountered this problem when I upgraded to 1903. When can you solve it? Thank you

        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          didn’t find a working solution yet for 1903

          1. advwang

            Thank you, I am looking forward to solving this problem.

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