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  • So far I’m loving 3.8 and all updates have gone smoothly. Congrats. The only thing that appears to have disappeared is the ability to set the number of columns on the dashboard page. All else so far is a thumbs up on my end and actually solved some nagging plug in issue I was dealing with.

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  • The page is now responsive. Drag the window smaller to see or view on a larger resolution screen.

    More specifically, the Dashboard Home page 🙂 Yes, I have noticed this as well. On my 24″ monitor, there are 2 empty columns (out of 4) and no way to set the value to 2 as there was before. I just drag two of the items to the empty boxes so it looks “normal” 🙂

    I was just looking to make it a single column. I liked my layout before with single column with the widgets stacked. Maybe we can bring it back at some point.

    I like change…that said it is clear so many do not…how many folks are still on XP?

    Don’t understand the issue of XP? Even on Vista I have 4 columns. I would like just one. I just prefer my dashboard to have a vertical layout of a single widget stacked rather than multiple columns. It is especially useful with widgets that deliver Google Analytics data through the dashboard. The graph doesn’t look so good scrunched up. Anyway, just my preference. I know it is what it is and that’s that. Just ain’t my idea of a good time.

    I was just adding my 2 cents on how hard it can be to get folks to accept change at times…as for XP, this OS is almost 12 years old and will officially no longer be supported by MS in April ’14. With OS stats still showing over 12% of people using XP, I expect a huge uptick in botnets (as XP will no longer be patched at that point)

    That said, have your say here:

    There was a change back in the 50’s called the Edsel. Not many people are driving it. Not all change is desirable. The need for change, or the fact that things change is not at issue. What is at issue is that this particular change is one that I am not in favor of and I would suspect that there’s likely others beside me who might agree. As granddaddy said “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”, yet that was what seemed to have happened. As mentioned before it is what it is and so maybe in 8.1 someone can suggest restoring the power to the users to determine just how many columns THEY WANT. So in the spirit of change, lets change it back. That’s my vote at least.

    I like how when I have multiple windows side by side, it responds accordingly. I compare sites all the time, so it’s good for me! Now how do we get the forum to be responsive too? 🙂

    Thanks Jodzee. Nice work.

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