This probably doesn't sound like a big deal to most people, but I recently installed Office 2016 on my home computer (after using Office 2010) as my university allows students to install it on up to 5 devices.

However I noticed that the ribbon size on my computer is bigger than on the university PCs. See the attached image for a comparison (the original screenshot is what it looks like on the university PCs and the Word window superimposed is how it looks like on my PC):


You can see that the space allocated to ribbon commands is the same, but the tabs and the quick access toolbar are noticeably taller on my PC.

I can also confirm that touch mode is definitely not enabled.

Why is this and how can I reduce the ribbon size?

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    The quick-access bar seems the same, it's the tab bar that's taller. Is it perhaps stretched by the "Share" button on the right, or "Talk to Clippy" in the middle? Does the window 'behind' have them as well? – grawity Apr 15 '17 at 9:47
  • There's definitely a wider margin between the quick access bar and the top of the window. The window behind has everything the foreground window has. – yogalD Apr 15 '17 at 11:41

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