Bridge CC : User Interface change wastes space

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Not sure if it's a bug or just bad design, but whoever thought it was a good idea to waste this much space on nothing?

For comparison: Bridge CC (top) and Bridge CS6 (bottom).

In the latter I can see the thumbnails a bit bigger, I can actually read the text in the preview (I put it there for exactly that reason), I can actually see info such as 'date File modified'. Also, working in the folders pane is actually workable.

This might look cute, but it's way less usable.


*Please* fix this.
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René Damkot

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Wes Duenkel

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I 100% completely agree!!! This is a horrible change. Bridge is a TOOL that I use to sort and tag thousands of images a day for my JOB, not something to look pretty. Increasing the space reduced the usability of Bridge. Bad idea. This is why I use v8.1 and REFUSE to update to version 9.0. 
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René Damkot

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I'm using them both for now: Bridge CS6 for PS CS6, since I don't have Dr Brown's image processor pro working in CC and Bridge CC since I can't (yet?) get Bridge CS6 to 'load files into PS (CC) as layers. Something I use basically every day.

Very annoying that, although I can use both PS CS6 and PS CC at the same time, Bridge won't run more then one version at the same time...
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Thank you for sharing your feedback on Bridge UI.
We are working on fixing these issues for future versions of Adobe Bridge.
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Wes Duenkel

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Thank you. I love Bridge, but there are too many things about 9.0 that are deal breaker for me, including the UI. Also, this information to the "content" window means that if the content window is narrow, there's not enough space to read it. Another example of a change nobody asked for...
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This update to the Bridge interface is hurting my eyes, please dismiss the visual clutter by allowing us to remove the dark borders around thumbnails. Less is more. :)
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Abhishek Seth, Employee

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Official Response
Thank you for your feedback. We are working on fixing issues related to UI for future releases of Bridge
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René Damkot

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While you're at it:

If I select multiple images in Bridge (for instance to 'Load into PS as layers') I expect them to stay selected, even if I for instance save the layered image into the same directory afterward. Seems they don't, now: New image is selected for a brief moment, then the image right next to it.

Another UI thingy: If I selected a few images and click and drag in the dark gray 'slide mount' surrounding one of those images (inside the blue highlight lines), I'd expect the same behaviour as if I click and dragged one of the thumbnails dead-center.

Bridge CS6 worked the same, but didn't suggest otherwise by having a dark border surrounding the thumbs.


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René Damkot

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Another issue:
The top right 'search' box used to search 'current folder and all subfolders'.
Now somehow it searches 'Adobe Stock', which makes it totally useless.

Perhaps I'm missing a hidden setting somewhere?

Edit: Ah. Never mind. Found it. There's a tiny downward arrow for a drop down menu. 

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