Posted by John
Digon

Collapse/expand groups feature removed.

Please  can you put it back? 

It didn't clutter the UI, it was just couple of menu entries in a menu that is still there and now has just four entries..

If you feel that more than four entries in a menu is undesirable then you could remove three

of the existing entries are they are now redundant, being also now ever-visible to the right 

of the contacts.

This feature was very useful for me as collapsing all groups made it far easier to locate the specific group I wanted.

By contrast, in the expanded state that group is just another tree in a forest of items.

I find it impossible to understand how anyone thought it a good idea to remove this feature.

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Posted by Senior Moderator Senior Moderator
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Re: Collapse/expand groups feature removed.

Hi @John @Netanel

This option still exists in the old user interface in V13
Groups.PNG

However, the Expand/Collapse Groups option is not there in the New User Interface, but that is because the menu does not exist at all in this interface due to the change in design.

It is of course still possible to expand and collapse groups in the new UI.
Either Click the arrow to the left of the group name or double click the group name.

I hope this answers this for you.

-Scotty

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Posted by Senior Moderator Senior Moderator
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Re: Collapse/expand groups feature removed.

Hi @John

Thanks for posting.

We havn't removed any features like this that I am aware of.
Can you please post a screenshot of what you are referring to /where the option should be?

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Posted by Netanel
Digon

Re: Collapse/expand groups feature removed.

The picture I added shows the possibility of collapse and expanding groups.
Photographed in version 12.

Please add the option in version 13 as well.e_ Collapse_expand groups feature removed..png

Posted by John
Digon

Re: Collapse/expand groups feature removed.

Hi Scotty

Netanel's picture shows exactly what I was referring to

thanks

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Re: Collapse/expand groups feature removed.

Hi @John @Netanel

This option still exists in the old user interface in V13
Groups.PNG

However, the Expand/Collapse Groups option is not there in the New User Interface, but that is because the menu does not exist at all in this interface due to the change in design.

It is of course still possible to expand and collapse groups in the new UI.
Either Click the arrow to the left of the group name or double click the group name.

I hope this answers this for you.

-Scotty

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Posted by John
Digon

Re: Collapse/expand groups feature removed.

That's great, Scotty, thank you.

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Posted by FrankE
Henagon

Re: Collapse/expand groups feature removed.

Regarding V14:  Sorry Scotty, this isn't a very viable solution when you have a hundred or so groups.  It becomes very tedious.  When you are able to collapse all with a keystroke, it makes finding the groups much easier.  If you have to do it a hundred times, well, you can see what a problem that is. We just finally swallowed the bullet and upgraded from V10 and this is the first bitter pill we have had to swallow.

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Posted by DavisF
Photon

Re: Collapse/expand groups feature removed.

Very disappointing to see this helpful feature taken away (collapse all groups with one click).  I had selected to stay with the old interface just because of this.  Now I am forced to move to the new interface, and the feature is still missing.

If you have only a few groups, this feature may not mean much to you.  But when you have many it is a real time saver.

Thank you for adding your insight, @Scotty  but changing the design of the interface should improve things for your users, not cause them more work.  At this point, if you would allow it, I would continue to use the old interface.

Especially since you already have the code to implement it, please add this feature back.

Posted by John
Digon

Re: Collapse/expand groups feature removed.

I agree with DavisF. 

I switched back to the old style interface in order to have the collapse groups menu option.

I did this based on the advice given earlier in this thread. Now they have forced us all to switch to the new interface and this menu option is no longer available.

The existence of this menu option in the first place shows that it was felt to be a useful feature by the development team.

On this thread several of us users have confirmed that it was useful to us and its absence is now a daily irritation with Teamviewer, for me at least.

Why has it been removed?