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Reduce space wasting in Bridge 2019 UI

Since Bridge 2019, the whole UI is "larger" and needs more space. There is more space between the items in the folder list, the keyword list, and the favorites items. Thus, only half of the list fits to the same space as before.
Also the space between thumbnails in the grid view was enlarged.

Please enable an option as für the "Text Size" that let the user bring up more content in a compacter manner.

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Dear Bridge users,

As one of the top voted features, this is actively under development. We plan to provide option to hide the tiles so that you can see larger thumbnails and zoom out if you need to see more assets in Content View. While 9.1 (released) has some improvements, the upcoming Bridge release this year end will have significant improvements in this area. As far as the folder view and Keywords is concerned, we hope to address that next year.

Meanwhile, some of you may benefit from the existing “View Menu→Show Thumbnails Only” to see more assets in Content View.

Thank you for your vote.

Teja Vepakomma
Senior Product Manager,
Adobe Bridge


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  • Gerhard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why does Adobe force us to use version 9? Recently, version 8 is no longer downloadable through the Creative Cloud Application. That's hard to beat for cynicism !! Once you have to deinstall for any reasons, there is no way back... 🤬

  • Wes Duenkel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's like Adobe doesn't actually have anyone who USES their software to MAKE A LIVING testing it. I'd love to test new software. Adobe, are you listening?

  • John Weber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't understand the logic of adding all the space. How is this better? Of all the things that could improve Bridge, this is was on the list?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This new upgrade is horrible. There is WAY to much space between the thumbnails and I can't figure out how to close that annoying space by changing settings, it only makes the images smaller. Hate this very much!! It was so good before, why change it??

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed +1000. What is the purpose of having the thumbnail in a box—and then also have space between the boxes?

    I am exclusively using Bridge 2018 because of the interface issues with 2019. .

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm going to be unpopular but I like the new design much better. Having said that why not make it configurable...I guess if you have older eyes like mine and a big 4K screen you prefer more spaced interface....

  • Gerhard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I totally agree, this is so frustrating! What a bad idea. How could Adobe change the gridview so extensive, without the ability to re-adapt it somewhere in the preferences? It is fare away from better readability. Its much worse. Very, very annoying! So much space lost. :-((( PLEASE Adobe give us a way to reset the view from Version 8.0 and before...

  • JeffreyIg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I actually just posted about this in the regular forum before I found this space. With Bridge 2019 I can see 30% fewer thumbnails at a time, compared to 2018. A big time waste when I am organizing hundreds of images at a time. Here's a link if anyone wants to see the screenshots I posted (Though anyone using it can see for themselves). I too, am reverting back to 2018.

  • Skies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed. Why on Earth would we need more wasted space around anything, while at the same time cluttering the interface with more bars and lines? 2018 is much more clean and also more responsive.

    2019 is waste of resources and the reason I hate the subscription plan. It is a totally unnecessary upgrade that only causes frustration. I reverted back to 2018.

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