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  1. mark k.

    Why should plugin developer bother? who is still working from a desktop? (and how am I supposed to test it? should I buy a 21 inch just for that?)

    (Just bought a 15” laptop for my mother. I don’t expect her to use it more then she used the desktop, but less wires and easier to move to clean below it)

    just another example of “(stupid) decisions, not options”. Even with your screenshot it is obvious the customizer can be easily wider… this should just be an option, or at least expose and API for it.

    In addition being wider is not enough unless the customizer can take advantage of the additional width and show more information, for example show two columns of sections instead of one. Right now all this change does is probably adding white space.

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    • David Labbe

      You must be having a suck day.

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    • Not Mark K

      Mark is having a really bad day lol. First he realized people use their desktops… Whatttt??!! You mean I’ve been using Instagram to edit photos all this time I could have been using Photoshop on my computer?!! Lol. And then he had to tell us all about the new computer he bought is mom haha. I bet she would appreciate the width change and then say she raised an ungrateful son :-)

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    • mark k.

      Yes, we know the only people anyone should care about are the mac fanatics with their over sized displayed. News flash, the desktop is dead, didn’t happen now, happened years ago.

      (I was using photoshop on my 14 inch laptop successfully for years, thank you)

      And about my mom, yes she will appreciate being able to get rid of the 22 inch monitor to make place to more useful stuff. In the end a 15 inch cost about the same as a tower and monitor, and if anything goes wrong she can carry it herself to a technician. this is a win win win all over.

      I do know people with a “work setup” with several monitors, but they are in a minority. As a plugin author when I hear the call to care about what is a small and declining segment, I ask myself “why should I”

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  2. Josh

    After a lot of back and forth, the scope was reduced to remove the user-resizable aspect

    Just curious, who has the final say to decide this kind of thing on changes? How does that work?

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    • fwolf

      My instant guess is: Too many folks working on the UI complained about the UI elements not being THAT flexible yet. Flexible as in liquid or responsive. Or just one person with a very strong standing (read: strongly convincing reasons why NOT YET make the sidebar user-resizable).

      cu, w0lf.

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  3. Luke Cavanagh

    Glad this change finally happened.

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  4. Deborah

    Disappointed the user-resizable aspect was removed. Unfortunately, the two plugins mentioned as alternatives for expanding the customizer area are over two years old and don’t look to be under active development.

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