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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#26780 closed feature request (maybelater)

Fixing multiple dashboard widget columns

Reported by: robertpheller's profile RobertPHeller Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.8
Component: Administration Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:


I would like to make a feature request, asking the WP team to (re-)consider the current (3.8) dashboard layout. On *my* screens (IBM Thinkpad X31 laptop and a 17" monitor on my desktop, both with 768x1024 pixel resolution), the current default (3.8) dashboard looks terrible with ALL of my sites. The default (3.8) set up wants to use two columns and puts all of the dashboard widgets in a single (~500px wide) column (on the left) and an empty box on the right. Many of the dashboard widgets I have look really bad that way. *I* never want two columns and only want a single *wide* column.

I really hope the WP team re-thinks this dashboard design disaster. Taking column count screen option out is a terrible mistake. They *could* restore the option with a option for 'automatic responsive columns' or something along with a 'fixed column count' option. That way, they can have their 'modern' automatic responsive column feature for those that use a wide range of devices (eg iPhone on the go, and big iMac screen at home/office, etc.) and a fixed number of columns for people like me, who are using 'old' UI techology (small laptop and 'small' old 4x3 VGA monitor).

Change History (3)

#2 @toscho
10 years ago

  • Cc info@… added

#3 @chriscct7
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as maybelater. Complete lack of interest on the feature on the ticket over the last 2 years. Feel free to reopen when more interest re-emerges (particularly if there's a patch).

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