Change back so that edit box will unmaximize when using a split screen
Up until about noon yesterday, the edit box would automatically change from full screen to half screen when unmaximizing the screen. Now the edit box stays full screen, and the edit area is lost off the left side of the screen. So now it's impossible to use a split screen, which makes it take two to three times as long to do each edit (including adding a person).
Because now you have to click to the source tab to read the data, click the edit tab to go back to the edit and enter the info, then go back to the source tab to see if you remembered or spelled the information correctly. Sometimes that process needs repeated and it's just a huge waste of time...
Before, we could have the two separate tabs open as a split screen, enter the edit on one tab while looking at the source record tab, hit save and be done.
Why did it change and what can we do about returning the edit screen to unmaximizing along with the rest of the page?
Thank you for your help...
But YOU can post in the New Person Page Group where the developers are actively seeking feedback from users. If they don't know you're having a problem, they can't possibly resolve it.0
I don't use a split screen approach, so I can't speak to any recent changes in behavior, but have you tried the Sources tool of the new layout? It opens the Sources tab in a side panel right there on the Details page.1
@AW20 I don't use split screen either, so I can't speak to a change. Have you joined and read the New Person Page Group ?0
Thanks for the idea, but nothing relates to this problem...0
Thanks for the comment, but rather than looking at the suggestions boxes, etc, I'm talking about when you're editing vital information on an existing record or adding vital information to a new record. The vital box stays full page size, cutting off the left portion of the fields (where the information being added shows).
When adding information from digitized source records online, it's necessary to minimize FamilySearch and the source record (split screen), so that they can both be seen at the same time - otherwise there would be too many errors since you can't compare as you go clicking from one full page tab and back to the other.
There is now a small red line of what's being typed into the box which helps tremendously when adding new records, but it's still awkward when editing or correcting a misspelled word. All you can do is click on the field, use the back Backspace key until you think it's deleted everything and start over. Even then, sometimes it's not all deleted and when it's full screen, you see the first 3 letters of the original entry - so you have to start that process again.
Hard to explain if you're not familiar with what I'm talking about. ☺