the page layout wastes a ton of valuable usable space.
Wow the page layout wastes a ton of valuable usable space.
People use your charts because they need viewable readable data.
You've got a huge add banner ( I get it you've got to advertise) so big it blocks the date range on the vertical axis. your banner is full screen width and 1.5 inches high, seriously? I only have a 13.5 inch diagonal screen on my laptop and you just filled 22% of my screen with a banner; thats excessive.
Possible solution: Above the chart is the "quote look up" field. Move it up a bit to the purple Yahoo! Finance title header, then you have a lot of space there above the chart next to the ticker/company name/price for your good size add banner. Then dedicate that area at the bottom for good data display of the chart and indicators and wont have to compress the view so much. It will make the charts/indicators more user friendly if they are not compressed.
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Gbeach beach4 commented
vertical axis numerical labels overlap too much, can't Yahoo separate the stock price axis from the many other labels, like moving averages, current price, etc.?
Better yet, why not keep the chart size constant no matter if Indicators are added or not. And when Indicators are added, the screen changes to one where we can scroll down to see the indicators. It used to be this way about 3 or 4 revisions back.
It seems like you people keep making changes (for the worse) every 8-12 months.
I agree. A lot of wasted space for banners and ****.
- The name of the company + ticker symbol, price, and date can all share 1 line like before this new revision. That will give us a little more space vertically.
- Shrink the height of the banner along the top where the "Quote Lookup" field is. It can be half its current height
- At the bottom, where it says "Yahoo Finance" and "An Oath brand".... those can be put on 1 line to give back some vertical space.
- Put "In partnership with ChartIQ" at the bottom of the screen... perhaps on the same line where you have "Yahoo Finance" and "An Oath brand" to free up more vertical space.
Jim Richardson commented
I agree completely. Vertical space is the number one must-have for a chart. In the new version it is cramped by default, then when you add indicators below, the main chart squeezes even thinner so that you can barely even see the price variation on the chart. And like the op said, way too much wasted space.
Another major problem is too much info in the watch list, which forces the font to be too small. Better: look at the Yahoo Finance android app, which shows ticker, price and then in a big red or green box with the price change.
These 2 problems combined caused me to get an eye-strain headache after one hour of viewing.
If I were a paying customer I would sue the company. Pain and suffering; emotional distress....
john calice commented
I like the old system better actually
Let us have the size of the old chart.
Krishna Kumar Perumangattumana commented
Need bigger screen space for charts. Give an option to see it in full screen. Too much space is wasted at the bottom.
Please like the old chart to utilize all the spaces for the stock chart, since it left too much space in the bottom that is wasted our valuable screen.
Jay Manx commented
Chart is not tall enough shows too much stuff above
As of 9/6/2017, Yahoo chart has changed again. But this time it has improved, finally. Much better than last time they rolled out "new" chart which was pretty bad. Thank you!!!
I added a few indicators which show up inside the main charting area. I also added RSI and MACD which sit below the main chart area. However there is still plenty of space below all these. I am referring to the area now shows "In partnership with ChartIQ". Everything chart related occupies about 60% of my available computer screen and the rest of my screen is wasted. As a result, the main chart resolution suffered (Y axis compressed). Is it possible to take advantage of the available area below the chart and use it for the main chart to increase chart's resolution?
-Long time Yahoo Chart user-
Bill cunningham commented
Why is there so much white empty space under your charts?