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tung 903 days ago | link | parent

I dislike the new layout mostly because it wastes a lot of vertical space, particularly the fixed top part. Here's the user style I use to neutralise it:

    #top-bar { height: auto; }
    #search { padding: 8px 0; }
    #lhn-add-subscription-section { height: 48px; }
    #viewer-header { height: 48px; }
Adjust numbers to taste.


petedoyle 903 days ago | link

Thank you, that helped a lot. Here's my version if anyone is interested...

Additional changes: 1) Made the left hand navigation slightly grey to offset so much white. 2) Made the list of articles have less padding (more "compact", less "bloaty" :) ) 3) Removed the "Home", "All Items" and "Explore" links (I never use them and just wanted it clean)

CSS: https://gist.github.com/1333174

Screenshot (Before): http://cl.ly/083j2i3i0o2r1r2W3e1C

Screenshot (After): http://cl.ly/0s0g2X1r0T1U3V2q1b2Z

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lacerus 903 days ago | link

What is the easiest way to load these changes? Do you add them to your custom.css or use an add-on?

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duncans 903 days ago | link

Try Chrome Stylist: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pabfempgigicdjjlcc...

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rquirk 902 days ago | link

I added these to ~/.mozilla/firefox/random.User/chrome/userContent.css and restarted firefox. I wrapped the changes in a `@-moz-document domain("www.google.com")`, just in case.

Shame a CSS hack can't get the sharing features back!

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cake 903 days ago | link

If you're on Chrome try out the extension I made to max out the much needed vertical space : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gkefcmejbgglfihaae...

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nextparadigms 903 days ago | link

I have that issue with the new version of Google Docs. You get just a little more than half the screen to actually write inside the doc. The rest is all "chrome". They should at least make all that disappear and appear on demand.

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jakevoytko 903 days ago | link

If you're referring to the word processor, try View -> Compact Controls. That should remove all chrome but the toolbar and menubar.

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kame3d 903 days ago | link

Google should make the "Compact Controls" shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + F) universal over all Google services.

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