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Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#26399 new enhancement

Improve Handling of "Blank" Dashboard Columns

Reported by: kraftbj Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.8
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


With the new Dash improvements, on wide monitors, four columns exist for dashboard widgets.

If the user is not using all visible, a blank, dotted-borded box is displayed.

This can be confusing to users who don't realize they can drag the widget to those spaces, thinking the dotted lines are placeholders for future widgets.

Ideas for improvements:

  • Change the dotted box to some type of note that widgets can now be moved there.
  • If not being used, show a smaller blank indicator to maximize the size of the columns being used (A compromise for those who don't want 3 or 4 columns while keeping our fully responsive goal).

Change History (1)

comment:1 @helen19 months ago

I agree that this still feels wrong, even though it's been that dotted outline for a few releases now. I also mentioned elsewhere that it could be nice to be smarter about how many columns there are depending on how many widgets are showing - trying to enforce 4 columns when only 2 widgets are even available is pretty lame.

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