I would like to request that the number of Action Icons made visible in the Icon Bar of the Deck View be increased to allow however many the available white can accommodate.
Currently, there as limit on the number Action icons that can be shown in the Icon bar of a Deck View. But the limit falls short of the space available. In the smallest Form Factor, 5 is the Max but it seems that 3 additional Icons could be displayed. Other Form Factors have similar limitations.
Emulator shows smallest form Factor - Only 5 Actions displayed. Note extra white space
Detail View shows 6 Actions available.
This becomes even more problematic in Map views on mobile devices where additional Action Icons make sense to be available such as Driving Directions, Phone Call and Text icons.
Only 1 of 6 custom Actions from above is shown. Note the extra white space
Impact to Browser Views
There is an impact to Browser views as well.
With the bigger screen size it makes sense to create Dashboards to collate views together. However, even though resizing of Deck Views allows more Action Icons to be seen, the jump from one size to the next can take up more valuable screen real estate better used in other views.
Dashboard with maybe an ideal layout but can only see 5 of see Actions on the Deck view
Expanded Deck View to see all 6 Actions but now Map views must be much smaller.
Yes other layouts could be utilized. The point of the Browser view samples above is that if more Action Icons were allowed to be shown in the Icon Bar of the Deck View, a developer could keep the smaller width of the view.
I’m not sure of the reason why the allowed number of Icons in the Icon bar falls short of the available space except maybe its for UI appearances - look and feel? If so, I feel this is something developers should control themselves rather than be enforced by the UI.
Please enhance the Deck View to make full use of the Icon Bar white space and allow as many Action Icons to be shown as the space can accommodate.
An important Side Note
When there are more Action Icons than the view will show, there is not much developer control over which ones are shown. The Feature Request below goes into more detail and is an important second need to this one.