The right click used to be the most useful commands in any particular context. But in 2007 those fail UI engineers just couldn’t help themselves, they had to put another bunch of pointless formatting front and centre. I think it is/was called a floatie, but of course its more of a floater!
Now within the grid it just hides key parts of your work.
And there is no way to turn it off. [Edit sm Ken Puls provides some VBA to disappear this bag of hammers in the comments]
They killed right click in 2007 – its now well worse than useless.
Now I can’t see what the sales figures are for months 2-6, how crap is that?
How hard would it be for them to put in a checkbox in options:
show/hide pointless space wasting right click format toolbar? Δ
(triangle because I couldn’t find a checkbox symbol)
In Word and Outlook there is the option to not have it on hover, which you have to set unless you are a gynaecologist or postman and can work through that sliver of a gap between the proper right click menu and the pointless format nonsense.
Of course the ribbon team don’t expect us to be actually looking at the content, just polishing it. Thats all theyv’e done right?
This post marks the end of Ribbon Lovers week here on SOS. Obviously not the end of moaning about the ribbon completely – its too rich a vein of fail for that.
Codematic is on the cusp of releasing a Ribbon enhancement, that will reduce the pain of moving to 2007 by providing 2003 style menus. If its not available by the end of this week I’ll be getting several kickings froma a range of people.