Can you bring the view to how the user story fields appeared before the current release update? Bring the wider description field in the User story. Not enjoying the current split-screen update with the user story.


  • Please bring the previous view back!

  • Please bring back the previous view. The new view is not user friendly and difficult to read.

  • Please bring the previous view back! The new view is not user friendly and difficult to read.

  • Ditto. It's very difficult to view the content especially if I use half of my screen to view the story. Or at the least, provide another option to swap vertically in addition to left to right.

  • Very painful to work with the new view. Not a very efficient use of screens pace. Please, please bring back the old view or at least an option to choose that view.

  • Please bring back the old view. This one is downright painful to use. Swapping columns does not help. We should be able to expand the pane to type in the description/add photos, etc. .

  • Although there is a right or left arrow (chevron) that allows you to increase the size of the description, it still has the split screen.
    When trying to collaborate and share screens for remote workers, the font is so small that it is not easy to read for the viewer. If I increase the size of the font, then not as much verbiage is visible on the page and it is still not as user friendly as it was previously.

    Please at least add an option to view the description the full width of the screen. Or to hid the other fields of the product backlog item (user story).

    Thank you!!

  • It is very painful to work with the new view. Please bring back an old view or add a user preference to select desired view option. Thank you!

  • Please bring back the old view.

  • This new view is an absolute productivity killer. The description field is one of the most used fields and it NEEDS to support more than just text. If you are going to do this, please make the parameter pane SCROLLABLE. As a product owner and UX developer this new view is extremely painful.

  • This update actually harms my productivity. I am not sure what the purpose of the forced column view was, but it is disliked by my entire team. Could you add an option that removes the column view? Also, can the selection persist so I don't have to toggle out of column view more than once?

  • Ugh! If I need to put a full width screenshot into the description to show a problem with a user interface, the view gets tiny, and hard to read. If I then need to share my screen with colleagues, it's even harder to see. Please either restore the previous view, or allow users to set a view where the description can go full screen width.

  • This view is awful. The epics and stories I write are quite in depth for most of our features. Having only a partial screen width, even on a large monitor, is very inefficient. There is no need for having the fields vertically along the edge. It was much better when grouped at the top, then having the full width to discuss the description data, and then any other fields below. Everyone in my company that I have talked to that either writes epics/stories or views them (all of our developers) HATE this new view. No one can fathom why anyone thought this was a good UI layout. Bring back the previous view either as an option or just change it back!

  • Getting a lot of negative feedback from users on this change e.g. "I find the issue is mainly with screenshots. You have to resize the screenshots to be pretty small to fit in the expanded view of the ACs....they definitely don't fit in the non-expanded view of the ACs window. If you leave the screenshots at a reasonable size, then you have to scroll horizontally to see the full screenshot...but, that is not so easy because you must scroll to the bottom of the ACs window to get to the horizontal scroll bar then scroll back up to see the screenshot (which is now cutoff on the other side and any written ACs are cut off on the right side of screen). Also, a smaller window means more scrolling for longer ACs and they text formatting toolbar is still only at the top of the AC window. So you have to scroll up and down to format your text while writing your ACs (in my opinion, this has always been a problem but now the issue increases with more wrapped text due to smaller window size). Obviously, I am still able to write ACs and add screenshots and such. I just don't feel the change made an improvement.

  • Really an unfortunate update with this left and right split view. The old way was way better, less cumbersome, and always included the most important fields. With this new UI, scrolling left to right is a new chore I didn't have to deal with previously. And if we're stuck with this, at least make it default to having the project/iteration/team/owner/etc fields be on the left. Having all that to the right makes it appear as an afterthought, when it is probably the most important information in there.

    Seems like there are lots of other product enhancements that could have been made that many of us would have prioritized above this strange UI change.

  • I have mixed feelings about this new view, and have a team member who likes it. But once the user swaps left-to-right, could you please make that setting stick so we don't have to change it every new story we view? Or have it as a preference we can set and change on the fly in individual stories? Thank you!

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  • Please bring back the previous layout. The new format is not user friendly. When you copy and paste screenshots, you can not easily see them when you revisit your defect/enhancement item. It seems like the most important information/details are now terribly small and hard to review.

  • I've already commented here, but I want to add that I would second every single one of the comments above this one. The new layout has to go.