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too much wasted space on the screen.

too much wasted space on the screen.

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  • Scott M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So frustrated. Angry! FORCED to switch today... Yahoo is SO unresponsive. It is infuriating to see the FLOOD of complaints for the SAME ISSUES - going back TWO YEARS!!! OMG how long do you need to take to "gather" feedback??

    So much wasted space. All over the entire UI. And no way to increase density to the needed level, and no way to turn off the unnecessary, unwanted, useless stuff.

    1. Compose button - WASTED SPACE. Move.
    2. Header banner - WASTED SPACE. Would be fine at HALF its current height.
    3. Three dots - WASTED SPACE above and below. Not even sure I NEED the divider!
    4. Spacing between Inbox Folders - WASTED SPACE above and below and no way to increase density!
    5. " ^ Less" - WASTED SPACE. I don't EVERY want to show "less" folders!
    6. Views Show - WASTED SPACE. Useless feature I don't want that just takes up space.
    7. Folders Hide - WASTED SPACE. I would MUCH rather see an add'l couple of my folders, rather than seeing the fact that these are my folders.
    8. + New Folder - WASTED SPACE. I would MUCH rather see my folders than this "button", which could easily be moved elsewhere and certainly resized to like a quarter of its current width.
    9. "Today" and "Yesterday" - WASTED SPACE. I can figure out the date, SINCE ITS ALREADY SHOWN on the right margin. So you make me change the "Sort" to "Unread" every single time I open Yahoo Mail to get rid of the useless "Today" and "Yesterday" separators that I don't want.
    10. Mailbox List - WASTED SPACE because the font is SET and cannot be changed

  • CW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Get rid of the dividing sections in the mail list (Today, Yesterday, etc.) or make them optional. I don't need them and they take up valuable space on a small screen.

  • William Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very TOO Much.
    And it is fixed form, rather than adjusting when we change window size.
    No one I see has full screen windows on applications.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yahoo mail page and search bar is twice the height it needs to be, to tall takes up to much space on laptops.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Cannot personalize the colors and fonts. I hate the off grey of the sidebars. With bad eyes I need to be able to change titles to BOLD for ease of recognition.

  • rebecca carey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The headers are so wide, with lots of empty space, that the 3" of space taken up added to the 1 3/8" depth of my normal tabs header leaves only 5" of viewing area at the bottom of my monitor for reading mail. Very uncomfortable. I'm a graphics designer and you could recover at least an inch top-to-bottom without sacrificing readablilty. I'm afraid I'm not impressed with the overall redesign. ******* the eyes.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    way too much wasted (white) space. PLease bring back the old format it was neat, tidy, compact easy to read and use.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Too much white. It almost blinds me. I prefer MUCH less white and more other colors as it is more soothing for the eyes. I plan to switch to a different email provider because of this!

  • Deb Hurn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is too much space at the top of the screen in the yahoo header and the 'today' banner... it pushes the mail down the screen so there are less emails on view. The screen already loses too much space to ads.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Real estate hog with built-in waste - give me control back of width and white space. Remove Views as Erin states. Give me more folder name either with deleting the empty space left or right. If you can't/won't do that, let me control left column width. duh! Let me remove folders I don't want (so i can see and access the ones I use!, such as archive, unread, starred ... and on those rare and wonderful times I want to look into trash or spam, give me a way to find them THEN not every time I use Yahoo. Folder names don't need to be double spaced ... I have better things to do than scroll. Thank you for your consideration.

  • Ed P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I need to download all my historical messages and get out of this f* platform. How can you expect people to stay when you keep copying gmail and then reduce the visible mail to like 5 or 6 at a time with view of the body of email at the bottom. Crazy!

    Can you take the compensation back from Mayer and kick her back to Google?

  • Christa Brendel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, its horrible. Was hoping for an update but it seems the email section gets smaller and smaller with every update. Wondering if the techs look at it on a real screen. If they do not eliminate wasted space and increase the size of the the email section, I will be canceling my account and using Gmail

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have Mail Pro so see no ads. Total wast of space to put icons on right side of screen. Means I can no longer read my full folder names and have less space for email message. It was totally fine to have these icons where they were in previous layout, above the place where file names are. PLEASE put them back and free up this wasted space. Also, please get training for your UI designers. This update has only caused frustration and does not use good UI principles - especially - when something is not broken, don't change it!!!!!!!!!!

  • GAYLA KAUFMAN commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Reduce the size of the stupid header!!!!! At least provide the option to reduce it. The useful area is only the bottom half of the page and it is extremely irritating!!

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