Old interface in Bridge 8 was much better than new!
I think not need to change things that was good.
New interface is too "designed": previously it was more compact, without extra featuгes as big grey stars, wide grey frames around images and many other.
New features must adjusted in Preferences in more detailed style.
This request has been addressed in v10.0 of Bridge released earlier this month.
Please upgrade to see the change.
You have options at the bottom of the content pane to Hide Tiles and Show Thumbnails only. These options will allow you to see larger thumbnails and more content by using the zoom slider.
Let me know if you need anything else.
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The slides in the New ACR are very slow. And they are not slow in Lightroom.
Richard Y Kain commented
BRING BACK THE SLIDER TO GO THROUGH THE IMAGES QUICKLY
I use Bridge a lot to simultaneously show three sets of images and I need to move through them efficiently to see where they line up in my history. The slider at the bottom was my favorite tool for doing that. Now it seems I have to use the arrow keys to get through the group, which is not functional for me.
I cannot find anywhere that tells me which version of Bridge I am using. What happened to the "About Bridge," "Help," etc.? Bring back the standard help interface items.
Also, bring back the slider that determines the sizes of the thumbnails.
I have reverted to the previous version until these things come back. I'm glad I still have that on my system.