Shortcut Key to Hide and Unhide Ribbon Menu in Office 2007 and 2010

microsoft officeThe all-new Ribbon interface of Office 2007 and 2010 is very attractive, easy to handle and helps to makes your work faster. But one shortcoming of it is that it occupies large space on your screen than a normal menu. If you are using Netbook or similar device with smaller screen size, you can fold down the Ribbon with a shortcut key.


To hide the Ribbon interface, just double click on the ‘Home’ tab on the Ribbon (or any tab). The Ribbon interface will vanish instantly.
To bring back the ribbon temporarily just click on any menu tab or use the shortcut key Ctrl + F1.
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Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Neil

    Dec 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Ok, Ctrl-F1 to remove ribbon, but ribbon menu-list remains. How do you remove the ribbon menu-list?

  2. ander

    Apr 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I know I’m not alone in bemoaning Microsoft’s decision to eliminate traditional menus in favor of this dumbed-down “ribbon”. Why, oh why, not leave menus at least as an option, for those of us who’ve used them for decades? What was MS thinking?

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