Microsoft Office 2010 (Beta) has come with a nice new feature that allows any earthling to change the looks of his or her user interface, aka, the Ribbon. When Microsoft Office 2007 came into existance, changing the user interface meant getting one's hands dirty in XML code. In Office 2010 things changed for the better, although you still need XML for a more professionally looking customization.
Here’s how this new feature looks like:
Figure 1: Microsoft Office 2010 Ribbon Customization
This looks great and certainly makes life much easier when it comes to customizing the user interface. However, I think that this adds layers to our task. An alternative would be to add an option to the right-click such that we could easily remove a tab, group or button. Also, there should be a button to reset the Ribbon from the same right-click. Here’s how my Ribbon Customization idea would look like:
Figure 2: Remove/Reset Ribbon button straight from the right-click