I really dont like the fixed-width pages in the new Confluence Editor. I cant find a way to revert this other than using 2 columns or changing the table widths. Is there a way to change the page to full width instead?
Please, allow me to update everyone with news regarding the editor width! In the past weeks, we have been gathering feedback from the community as whole. Based on the feedback, Atlassian has some news!
A few weeks ago our Product Manager has posted this:
An excerpt from the post tells us that there Will be a full width mode!
Full width mode
By default, pages will still start with a fixed width, but if you require more real estate to lay your page out differently, you’ll be able to go into “full width mode” which will allow you to use the full width of the page.
@Justin Goldberg you will then be able to use the new editor and have full width with it!
The feature is not yet available. But is in Atlassian plans to implement it.
Let us hear from you!
Hi @Diego , thanks for the update. Im glad community feedback has been taken on this however I would still be very surprised if people want to have a default fixed width instead of full width. Its another few clicks which is going to annoy me and Im sure others who feel the same.
I couldnt see a timeline either for this. Do you know when this will be going live? I think the new editor is great otherwise but the fixed layout really is terrible IMO and you should have the option to default to full width instead.
Have to agree with Justin here.
At the very least, provide an option for administrators to make the new editor default to full width. I will be getting tons of requests and complaints from our users when they have to fiddle with this.
Confluence is a collaboration tool, not a CMS. We put content in there much more like we would on paper than as if we were running a blog or CMS, and if people want a small view, they will make the browser smaller.
Forcing fixed width by default is seriously misguided. The issue now have 177 votes and 69 watchers. When you force the new view on everybody, you will get tons of complaints about this.
@Charles When editing a page in the new editor, there is a double arrow icon in the upper right, to the right of the breadcrumb links. If you hover over it, it says "Make page full-width". Click that guy to make the page full-width. Usually it's the first thing I do when I create a new page.
Can this be added to the templates? Once I create a page I can then expand the page to full width, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do this when creating a template. I'd like to ensure my team's creates pages with full width to ensure the layout is consistent with the other changes.
Hello there @Mads !
You can take a look at the report created here:
Currently, the best course of action is to vote and watch the request. Voting increases the report visibility and watching keeps you up to date!
Let us know.
Hello there Justin!
The new visual that you have right now is the new editor created for Confluence:
You might be able to to use the old editor by clicking the + (plus sign) in the left hand sidebar and selecting legacy editor template.
Here you can also check further information on this new experience Atlassian Created:
Let us know your thoughts!
Thanks Diego - so there is no plans to have a full width view that is compatible with the new editor? That's a pity, like Justin I don't like the narrow view of the new template. For me one of my favourite things about confluence is the wider view than available in a word document.
I like the new features available with the new editor, but really hate the new view. I understand you can't please everyone with a web app, but the old full-page view with the new editor features would be perfect for me.
I saw the release notes before writing this. I dont quite understand why tables and columns can be full width but the main body cant. Sure, I can use the old template but Im assuming this will be removed at some point. I dont use it on my mobile much and can understand a separate template for more responsive views.
It would be great if there was more flexibility with this as I find reading documents with the narrow view much worse.
Hello there! Thanks for all the input.
The new editing experience will be distributed to all customers eventually. Currently, the only way of having the previous editing experience is by using the Legacy Editor Template.
And yes, eventually the old editor will be removed from the editing options. All content should be migrated to the new style.
With your requests in mind, I raised this request:
The request aims at having the option to switch between view styles, not between editors. This means that the editor would be the same but viewing could be changed.
Let us know your thoughts!
I just accidentally changed a fixed-width page to full-width and I can't figure out how to change it back without losing other changes I made.
Is there a way to do that?
What's the advantage of full-width? I'm surprised to see so many people like it. Maybe I'm missing something but I personally find that it makes text really difficult to skim quickly. Is there a benefit I'm not aware of (like mobile compatibility) or is this just a matter of taste?
@Diego i think the original request here was less about 'legacy editor' and more about having a single block of content the width of the page.
In the new editor there is the option to select 'layouts' (previously 'sections'), these allow you to 'go wide' by clicking expansion arrows at the end of their boundaries.
The challenge however is none of these 'layouts' allow for a single block of content, there only appear to be two/three column, and other configurations including sidebars.
Seems like it would be a quick feature to simply add another 'layout', of one column, with the ability to 'go wide'.
I couldn't find the "legacy" template mentioned above, but it seems the "Getting Started" page that came with my new documentation space uses the old editor (there's "edit" in the edit URL as opposed to "edit-v2" in new pages). Copies of that page also use the old editor, so you could get to the old editor that way. That may not be a good idea as there could be future compatibility problems. I'm looking forward to the upcoming "full width" option.
You all know that if you go 'full width' with NO content container - is basically the old full width container. probably a programmer solution. (b/c that isn't EXACTLY the same, but probably met the display/design reqs. - I wonder if it will make old => new page migration difficult and am happy that is not my problem to solve. :-p)
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