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Thumbnail View in 2019 Wastes Too Much Space

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Nov 06, 2018

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I spent today trying to get used to the new look but I seemed to be doing a lot of scrolling that I wasn't before. I work with hundreds, sometimes thousands of images at a time, rearranging them before giving them a final name for archiving. I was very happy last year when I got a large display that reduced the amount of scrolling I had to do. With this new version of Bridge, I can see 30% fewer thumbnails at a time. I have noticed an improvement in the overall performance of the application but, having to spend much more time scrolling cancels that out. Between this and the Workspace buttons issue I am very disappointed in this version. With version 2018 I can see 78 images at a time, with version 2019 I can only see 60. Screenshots attached, the first is 2018. Thumbnails measure the same in both instances.

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Hello, I suggest posting on the https://feedback.photoshop.com or the bridge uservoice page and explain that the new interface style wastes space and induces more scrolling. (screenshots help, a video of 2018 vs2019 also, so that the engineering team can take a look!

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Thumbnail View in 2019 Wastes Too Much Space

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I spent today trying to get used to the new look but I seemed to be doing a lot of scrolling that I wasn't before. I work with hundreds, sometimes thousands of images at a time, rearranging them before giving them a final name for archiving. I was very happy last year when I got a large display that reduced the amount of scrolling I had to do. With this new version of Bridge, I can see 30% fewer thumbnails at a time. I have noticed an improvement in the overall performance of the application but, having to spend much more time scrolling cancels that out. Between this and the Workspace buttons issue I am very disappointed in this version. With version 2018 I can see 78 images at a time, with version 2019 I can only see 60. Screenshots attached, the first is 2018. Thumbnails measure the same in both instances.

2018BridgeSample.jpg

2019BridgeSample.jpg

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Hello, I suggest posting on the https://feedback.photoshop.com or the bridge uservoice page and explain that the new interface style wastes space and induces more scrolling. (screenshots help, a video of 2018 vs2019 also, so that the engineering team can take a look!

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Nov 07, 2018

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Use the slider in the lower right to see more... they will be smaller, but you can fit more on there...

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Actually, making the thumbnails smaller just results in a higher percentage of unused space because the non-thumbnail areas don't scale with the slider. Having the thumbnail size maxed out results in half an inch of vertical space between thumbnails on my monitor. Having the thumbnails at the smallest size results in the same amount of dead space.

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Why is the answer with the slider marked as "correct"?

It is not the correct answer as other replies already mentioned.

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Thanks konrad79, I assume a moderator did that, I certainly didn't. I have unmarked it as answered.

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I have this same problem, and it is driving me crazy. What is the point of wasting so much space on the screen? And it's not just the thumbnails in the contents panel. I can't see as many keywords in the keywords or filter panels nor as many folders in the favorites or folder panels. Now I have to scroll through things pretty much to do anything. It is hard for me to understand why anyone would want so much blank space. My only option aside from scrolling all the time appears to be doing away with the half-height panels and to click between panels all the time, and that only reduces the scrolling in the panels I had at half height. I would rather see more on the screen, not less. I am baffled and frustrated by this redesign.

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I totally agree, this is so annoying!  How can Adobe change the gridview so extensive, without the ability to re-adapt it somewhere in the preferences? It is very frustrating! I hardly can use Bridge for my workflow anymore. :-(( 

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Hello, I suggest posting on the https://feedback.photoshop.com or the bridge uservoice page and explain that the new interface style wastes space and induces more scrolling. (screenshots help, a video of 2018 vs2019 also, so that the engineering team can take a look!

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Thank you for pointing us to Bridge Uservoice (adobebridge.uservoice.com/forums/905323-feature-request). I didn't know such a thing existed. I just voted for the request there about removing wasted space, which currently has the third most votes, and for the request about removing the space around thumbnails, which currently has the 5th and 6th most votes (don't know why it's there twice). Nothing there has many votes, which makes me worry the requests will be deemed insignificant, but it sounds like reports have been submitted elsewhere as well. I hope we get an improved version soon. I used to love this program and recommended it to many people, but I don't know how much longer I can stand it the way it is now.

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The Bridge developers know. Keep hitting them on it. We have submitted numerous bug reports about this and other issues with the new UI.

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I have to check if we can still use Ctrl+t to remove the text and shave a few more pixels...

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Ctrl+T does make a difference and, for me, adds an entire row of thumbnails to the Bridge window. That is a step in the right direction as a temporary fix, but doing that just makes it clear how much wasted space there is around each thumbnail. Thanks for the tip.

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I don't want to lose the text labels I have selected to be included with the thumbnails. That's why I selected them. I found on another message board about this topic that you can revert back to Bridge 2018, and that's what I have done (go to the CC panel for doing updates, click the arrow next to "open" and select "manage" then "other versions" then the version you want). Problem solved. Just seeing that nicely compact screen again lowered my blood pressure!

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Yes, it has become standard practice for me to not let the CC installer remove older versions of the applications when installing new ones. I too am using the 2018 version for now. My assistant is using the 2019 version because she was having stability issues with 2018. This is definitely a 'results may vary' situation, but it's good to have options.

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