Lightroom: Reduce padding left of the collections in the collections panel to increase readability

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I think by reducing the padding on the rows in the collections panel in the library to the same amount as the folders panel above there would be a benefit in readability, especially when you have decreased the width of the left module. 

For people who have nested a lot of collection sets the collections themselves get indented quite a lot, resulting in only being able to read the first part of the actual names. I understand you can increase the width of the entire module, but that would decrease the space left for viewing photos.


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I think the extra padding in the Collections panel was added to allow for the "synchronize with LR Mobile" icon:



But I too would like to see more efficient use of the hierarchical Folders and Collections panels -- I don't use mobile sync, but I have to pay for the unused space.  An overlaid badge on the collection icon could accomplish the same end.

In general, many people have complained about the usability of these panels when there's a deep hierarchy or long names.
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Ah I see. Come to think of it, this could easily be resolved with an horizontal scroll-bar that remembers its position after reopening the panel. For reference see PhpStorm, they have a panel on the left side with a horizontal scroll-bar, works like a charm.