I just wrote a comment about the value of “Show” type columns in terms of efficiency / performance:
Unfortunately, though I need the efficiency, I’m not a big fan of the appearance of show columns on a wide screen:
The headings you see are show columns. Why are they indented? Perhaps the person(s) who developed the show column thought indentation would help to set them off from the other columns in view but it’s exactly the opposite of the norm. Normally, in an outline for example, larger categories appear on the left and smaller categories are indented. Show headings do the opposite.
I think this indentation feature should be removed from the “Show type” column. One reason is that we have no way to remove indentation ourselves but, on the other hand, it is possible to add indentation when one wants it:
Am I alone in wishing that automatic and mandatory indentation were not a part of the show column type? Has this been considered or discussed? Thanks for your consideration.
P.S. I looked on Google’s material design site, but didn’t find an indication one way or the other about indenting in this way: