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  • I’m using a 15″ Retina MacBook Pro and am used to having Safari taking over the whole screen. BTW, I have my resolution set up for “Larger Space”, which means I’m running at 1920×1200 pixels.

    WordPress 3.8 fonts are just too big overall and the Admin design itself has some issues. I can’t, for example, see two revisions side by side without using the horizontal scroll bar.

    I realized that reducing Safari’s zoom by one point makes it look much better, although the post editor gets far too small.

    Please fix this, it’s looking really bad. 🙁

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  • I agree I’m spending much more time scrolling around and find this new design very unpleasant. Hope they give us the option to use the old design, this is horrible.

    I like the new design, I just think it needs quite a few tweaks.

    indeed, i think this release was pushed too soon, i find it very hard to navigate in this monstrous extra large site…

    I want the ability to choose the old style back, i hate the “metro” style

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


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    I want the ability to choose the old style back, i hate the “metro” style

    @e_kingstone, You have the option to switch to the old style – Although I don’t think that’s what Rafael was asking for.

    This is correct. The worst part of 3.8 is the ugly font.

    The new layout is very Google-fied. The thing that is driving me nuts, however, is what a space waster most of the admin pages are. Most notably, the Users->Edit Users page.

    I run a membership site utilizing s2member and many other plugins. I am routinely having to edit users and this new design causes 3x the amount of scrolling:

    • The ‘Admin color scheme’ options takes up my entire screen. Literally.
    • Every label/input/text box are on their own lines
    • There is way too much vertical padding/whitespace

    This layout is fine for a narrow mobile screen, but impractical for a laptop or desktop setting.

    I am on a laptop with my taskbar located on the left-hand side to preserve as much vertical screen real estate as I can.

    This new layout just made me die a little inside.

    I am running a couple of WP sites and the editor width changes. So I think the area where you are writing changes with theme. For instance, with WP2014 theme my editing area is very narrow, but with other themes it is wide. So it mimics what it will look like on your theme. The best is to disable the ‘Visual Editor’ at User Profile. Hope this helps 🙂

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