Help, detail view is no longer responsive in PC view

I have a problem that I have been experiencing since this day

detail views are no longer working responsively PC view looks the same as cell phone view in terms of horizontal space

Does it happen to someone else?

By-design, the detail UX & form UX widths are fixed to 600px, that’s why you are seeing large margins on both sides

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I’ve confirmed with the developers that this is an intended change.

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Hi @Steve ,

You mean it is intended to remain like this or temporary. It just feel like something already too narrow, is getting narrower. Like less than 1/3 used on the screen on a very common laptop.

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The change was intended, and I have to assume it’s intended to be permanent. This new form-factor looks similar to what it is on a mobile device in portrait mode.

Ok Steve thanks. Bad news. This phone-like effect was already existing for sure, but much more now. It seems like something being wrong about the display from the user perspective I think.

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See:

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Thanks for your precision. Interesting reading. Hopefully it won’t last long.

Bad news really, in our case we were developing an app specifically for pc and we loved the responsiveness of the system, now not so much … this decision lowers the quality of the user experience, forcing the use to be more mobile-oriented.

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I think there two related but dissimilar things being referred to here.

As far as I know, STANDALONE Detail Views and Form Views have never been full-width of a PC screen.

This post refers to a Detail View in a Dashboard based on the sample image. Was the Detail View in this case, until yesterday, stretched to the full width of the Dashboard panel?


The other issue, is that standalone Detail views were affected and became even narrower than normal. This has created an ugly inconsistent look when transitioning from Detail View to Form View because the widths are no longer consistent.

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Yup they are extremely narrow. Almost ugly. I would expect complaints from clients

Yes, I was exactly referring to the fact that the aspect is very narrow and in our case much of the information in the related columns is hidden, making the view less rich in content.
very bad change

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actually it looks ugly and i’m a user and i’m complaining and i think the appsheet answers don’t take care of the issue

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Yes agree. It looks worse than now. Feeling like we are seeing emulator where we see how view looks like on mobile device but actually we are in desktop and web app…

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@morgan not sure if you might be able to hear this struggle, maybe effect some influence over this… I’m on the same page as these guys, really awkward situation. Having the detail view this narrow transitioning to the form view is awkward.

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Yes There are 2 discussions. And for sure detail views were not full screen before neither.

Actually the current standalone detail view is narrower than the form view.

On dashboard, there is even a more weird behavior. The content width of the detail view is conversely related with the width of the panel. Like in this exemple, the wider is the panel, the less you get.

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At least I found this thread to explain what has happened!

It is noted somewhere above but I just want to highlight the really bad effect this change has on inline views on the detail view. Where I used to be able to squeeze 5 columns in to the related list I am now lucky to get 3. I will now have to create virtual columns simply to workaround this change.

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I have to agree with the guys, it looks really weird now the detail view. Imagine the customer using a big screen with just a filet column of information ? So why using it in the pc ??

I don’t agree this is a smart change and i would expect Appsheet to receive claims like mine and these ones in the post. =(

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