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Status: Archived
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Closed: Aug 2015
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OS: Windows
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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Menu Spacing

Reported by, Jun 28 2013

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1453.116 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Bring up long drop down menu from bookmarks bar

What is the expected behavior?
Spacing to not as wide in newer Chrome version.

What went wrong?
Spacing of Bookmark drop down menu way to wide. Causes up/down arrows!

Did this work before? Yes Earlier Chrome versions

Chrome version: 27.0.1453.116  Channel: stable
OS Version: 6.0 (Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008)
Flash Version: Shockwave Flash 11.7 r700

Causes drop down menu to have up/down arrow. I have used the command line switch "--disable-new-menu-style" for the 'quick launch icon' or 'Desktop short cut'. BUT WHAT DO YOU DO when another application launches it? Is there a way to fix this with this version chrome.

If not please add something in 'Settings' in future version's to adjust the Bookmark drop down menu spacing!!!

Note-This affects Windows 8 also!

Labels: Needs-Feedback
Can you please provide us with a screenshot of the issue which would help us for further triage.

Comment 2 by, Jul 4 2013

Hear are 2 files. One shows you the old menu style by using the switch "--disable-new-menu-style" on shortcuts or quick launch Icon.

The other one shows you what happens when Chrome is launched from a link like in email. Menu is spaced to wide so you get up/down arrows. How do you make it so the old style menu shows when Chrome is launched from a link? Also note new menu is not placed to the left as it should be under 'Favorites'.

This might be ok on a Touch Screen PC(or tablet) but not on a Non Touch screen PC.


If there is no fix could the a menu style selection be added to the Chrome setting's ?
Menu spaced to much-Chrome lauched from email.jpg
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Menu spaced when using Shortcut with switch.jpg
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Comment 3 by, Jul 10 2013

I can confirm this problem. And the "--disable-new-menu-style" is not working anymore. This new style makes the bookmarks almost impossible to browse.
The line-height is so big and the drop down menu is right of the folder that is clicked, just like the screenshots above.
This is working as the GUI team intended. They want a "unified experience" across platforms, so people who use non-touchscreen devices will be treated like those with tablets, no matter how much screen real estate is wasted and how awkward it is because muscle memory is broken.

The "--disable-new-menu-style" workaround was just meant to be temporary and the flag has been removed from the latest build.

It is a bad decision of course, and will drive a lot of people away from an otherwise excellent browser (including myself who will switch primary browser). The intelligent way to do it would be to have a simple toggle in the settings, but seeing how the previous calls for change hasn't made the team reconsider, I'm not all that hopeful they will listen.

Comment 5 by, Jul 11 2013

If the "--disable-new-menu-style" workaround is going away & the Chromium project will not make this a setting option, I will for sure switch browsers. The new Menu is very ugly and not lined up at the left. I hate scroll bars and wide spacing! I personally don't think the GUI team really cares. If they want to wreck the best browser go ahead. I have all ready downloaded Firefox which I will use on my desktop since it's old Windows Vista. For My Windows 8 Notebook I will use Internet Explorer since they made many improvements. Guess it's just up to the Chromium project if they wish to lose a lot of users or not.


Comment 6 by, Jul 11 2013

If the USERS wanted a "unified experience across platforms", they WOULDN'T BE USING DIFFERENT OPERATING SYSTEMS TO BEGIN WITH.

Just look at all the angry Twitter messages:

Scroll down. Keep going. And going.

I know you think you're being really clever, but the users DON'T AGREE.

Good UI is not about being "clever" or "different", it's about usability.

Google UI team, you're DOING IT WRONG.

Comment 7 by Deleted ...@, Jul 11 2013

Looks like it's time to use FireFox again.

Comment 8 by, Jul 11 2013

I see by the tweets people all over the world are PO'd.
I turned off the Automatic Update feature and it still got updated. What's with this?
Now stuck with the new menu style.

Wake up Chromium Project! most people don't use touch screens yet!
So a unified view is more important than user satisfaction?  I'll give them an opportunity to see reason before dumping it for Firefox.

Comment 10 by Deleted ...@, Jul 12 2013

i want disable-new-menu-style back

Comment 11 by Deleted ...@, Jul 12 2013

I have the solution
1. Load Old Chrome Version
2. uninstall Chrome and fill the page from
DonĀ“t forget to post disable-new-menu-style ;)
3. delete all firewall entrie,about chrome
4. Install old Chrome Version
5. Block GoogleUpdate.exe forever and never update Chrome

Comment 13 by, Jul 14 2013

I have had it with Chrome. I find Firefox a better browser and have switched. After this post I will be uninstalling Chrome on both PC's.


Comment 14 by Deleted ...@, Jul 27 2013

In windows this can be fixed by adding --force-fieldtrials="NewMenuStyle/Compact2/" after the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" when launching Chrome from a shortcut, (the prior fix --disable-new-menu-style no longer works)

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --force-fieldtrials="NewMenuStyle/Compact2/"
Status: Archived
Archiving unconfirmed issues, which have not been modified (commented on, updated, etc...) in over 2 years.

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