You do know the Ribbon has a customizable Quick Access Toolbar, right?
Wait.. I know I can click on that upside down eject icon & add some icons &/or move under the Ribbon, but how are you getting icon view & options in there?
I have had a play around but I figure it out..!
EDIT: Figured it out. Right click on item.
That's pretty useful tip. Thanks. Though it would be nice to get them on the Ribbon bar as per my mock up.