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When the Ribbon is minimized, only the tab titles appear at the top of the window

When you do, the Ribbon will essentially disappear and will only reappear in File Explorer temporarily when you activate it. As soon as you press [Esc] or click on another part of the screen, the Ribbon will instantly disappear. For example, if you select one of the tab titles, which remain at the top of the window, as shown in Figure B, the Ribbon will temporarily appear. You can reactivate the Ribbon anytime by selecting the Minimize the Ribbon command again to remove the check mark.

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