When you hide the ribbon, the tabs are still visible, and clicking one will make the ribbon appear temporarily, so you can choose a command. Then it hides again until the next time it's needed. Want to try it out? Here are some ways to make the ribbon get out of your way -- just use the one you like the best:
- Right-click on the ribbon and choose Minimize the Ribbon (this works almost anywhere on the ribbon, though there are certain buttons or menus that override this option with a different context menu)
- Click the arrow to the right of the Quick Access toolbar and choose Minimize the Ribbon
- Double click the currently selected tab.