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Closed: Dec 2013
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Spacing options for new menu style

Reported by eckan...@gmail.com, Apr 17 2013

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.31 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/26.0.1410.64 Safari/537.31

Steps to reproduce the problem:
In the new menu style introduced in recent builds, the menu spacing is very large.

This is all well and good for people with large amounts of (vertical) screen estate, however it severely limits the number of items visible in the menus (for instance the bookmarks menu) for people with not-quite-as large screens.

Now, this is not just due to having an old PC/monitor; on a ThinkPad T430, the screen height is only 768 pixels. In addition, for people without touch displays, the larger menu items provide no significant benefit over smaller items, and thus may wish to conserve screen estate.

For now, one can use the old menu style for decreasing vertical space usage, however this option is naturally going away, so two versions won't have to be maintained. ( Issue #226643 )

I therefore propose, that options be added for controlling the padding of the menu items, much in the same way GMail allows controlling display density. 

What is the expected behavior?

What went wrong?
-

Did this work before? N/A 

Chrome version: 26.0.1410.64  Channel: stable
OS Version: 6.1 (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2)
 
Labels: -Type-Bug Type-Feature
Cc: yefim@chromium.org
Owner: stromme@chromium.org
Status: Assigned
@stromme any updates on this bug ?

Comment 4 by ty...@mango.net.nz, May 16 2013

+1 excellent idea. Please implement. 

Comment 5 Deleted

Comment 6 by Deleted ...@, May 16 2013

I have a very large screen and this still affects me because I have lots of bookmarks.
I hate the huge spacing of the new menu! 

Comment 7 by mkte...@gmail.com, Jun 28 2013

 Issue 233188  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 8 Deleted

Comment 9 by woxxom@gmail.com, Jun 28 2013

The developers are working on two new compact styles: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/codesearch#chromium/src/ui/views/controls/menu/menu_config.cc&q=menuconfig&sq=package:chromium&type=cs&l=63 menu_config.cc

However at the moment there are no command line switches or flags to enable them.
It is possible to patch the binary manually or build an altered source code.
I did the former and the result is looking good, see the attached screenshot.
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Excellent! A step in the right direction.
Glad something is finally happening with this. Just too bad we can't get the windows style menu back. But still a fair compromise I suppose. 

Comment 12 by zook...@gmail.com, Jul 9 2013

Please add an option for a compact menu system and stop wasting my space!

Stop also wasting my space!

Comment 14 by Deleted ...@, Jul 11 2013

Everyone at google works on pcs.  How is it not possible for them to realize how annoying this spacing layout is.  Its as bad as youtube, doing stuff that people dont want.  At least we have alternate browsers to shift to if this isnt sorted.
So I take it the developers have totally ignored user feedback and removed the option to disable this horrific new styling?
Well the issue status is still listed as "Assigned" so we are still waiting for the outcome.
This is both a waste of space and a waste of all of our times.

For anyone without a touchscreen (i.e. ALMOST EVERYONE who uses Chrome) the new menus are horrible.

What was Google thinking? No, seriously?

Comment 18 by aiko...@gmail.com, Jul 13 2013

NEW UPDATE! Add this to the end of the target field under Chrome's properties: --force-fieldtrials="NewMenuStyle/Compact2/"

Comment 19 by zook...@gmail.com, Jul 13 2013

Awesome!!!
Finally back to NORMAL (although a detour and still a field trial), thanks aiko...
Working GREAT.
Sensational! Thank you for letting us know!

Comment 22 by Deleted ...@, Jul 13 2013

Great!

Comment 23 by Deleted ...@, Jul 13 2013

this fixed the double spacing, but pull-downs use to be in gray, now they are white

Thank YOU so much for the new run line Aiko.


I miss the grey menu color too, the white is too damm bright, but I can cope with it. 

Far easier than the huge spacing, that was just a deal breaker.

Comment 25 by Deleted ...@, Jul 13 2013

I am happy with yet another temp fix...........  The REAL problem is Google is getting to BIG!  The bigger they get, the less they will listen to us..... and you know what happen then.

Comment 26 by Deleted ...@, Jul 13 2013

AWESOME!!!!!!  Thanks for the temp fix. I love what Chrome can do, but I hate what google is doing to it,
Jesus guys, I'd like to stay up to date on this issue without being bombarded in my email with everybody's "THANKS!!". I'm sure the poster knows by now we are thankful for the (temp) fix.
Thanks aiko...@gmail.com. 

LOL ! ! Literally ! Me too, but i no longer delete this forum's messages 
in my Gmail cause it sets emails of the same topic grouped together.

Jesus guys, I'd like to stay up to date on this issue without being bombarded in my email with everybody's "THANKS!!". I'm sure the poster knows by now we are thankful for the (temp) fix.
Thanks Aiko!! Hopefully they don't mess it up again......
Getting there; now just need to colors reverting so they are easy to read again. White on black is so garish it makes it hard to read for those with sensitive eyes like myself. It really should use the windows theme like any other application.

Global themes are there for a reason, and should be used so users who have difficulty with viewing things can customise so its usable.
steven.h...@multiplay.co.uk
Getting there; now just need to colors reverting so they are easy to read again. White on black is so garish it makes it hard to read for those with sensitive eyes like myself. It really should use the windows theme like any other application.

Global themes are there for a reason, and should be used so users who have difficulty with viewing things can customise so its usable.




Right on! Windows used to be so customizable VS the Mac OS X
that's why a lot of people disliked migrating to Mac OS X

Likewise Android is so customizable VS the Apple iOS
that's why a lot of people dislike migrating to iOS

Internet browsers should always use the current desktop Windows theme 
so that a user by customizing it [windows metrics etc, cl..] 
should see all his programs/windows including browsers look the same.

Once upon a time users could right click desktop 
then Properties / Window color / Advanced appearance settings .. 
then adjust windows sizes, colors of different things.

Not anymore with Microsoft's Windows 8 METRO "unified experience for [Windows] users
across all versions of Windows [devices]."

Looks like Microsoft seeing Apple's success 
they are now blindly imitating Apple at the expense of desktop users
by pushing Metro down their throats among other things . .

I like fat scroll bars everywhere in all my windows.
With Windows 8 now, i must edit the registry to do that.
And with Chrome to do the same i must use an extension,
Since Chrome has almost no settings in Registry 
so Registry cannot affect it. 
  
I don't care who started this minimalistic approach to user interfaces 
but now it seems that everybody is imposing it on users:

Microsoft 
[Metro: Huge tiles, one color, hard rectangles no curved corners, 
stripped off Aero Glass and drop shadows from Windows etc.]
  
Google
[Irritating white menu textures, Thin scroll bars, tiny arrows, black/white icons in Docs]
  
Apple
[new iOS 7 icons VS iOS 6 icons ]

Minimalism should not be imposed at the expense of 
ease of use, ease of visibility, customization.

I look forward to the day that Chrome will be customizable 100%,
so that a user can click an advanced appearance button to customize
and an appearance history button to compare and go back 
to whatever appearance the user likes. 

Win7fntc 


















Google needs to start listening to users and stop putting out garbage designs and "downgrades" like new Maps, hangouts, large menu spacing etc!!
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Status: WontFix

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