Feedback on New Layout

I am unable to scroll back up the video after I search for a video.

It keeps forcing me back down to the results.

This is a site killing bug that is preventing me from even watching anything outside of the tiny window in the top right corner.

A fix would be absolutely lovely.

I look into this asap. Which browser are you on?

@downwithwarningzombi i just rolled out an update. Can you have a look and check if that fixes the issue for you?

Perfect!

Thank you for the quick response!

I absolutely hate using this new format. Any time I load into a room; be it my own I created, or into a friends; it always loads this one random video that has what looks like and endless stream, and no way to change the video. Any time i put in a video, my friends can sure as heck see it but I can’t. And there’s NO obvious way of fixing this so I can see the video too. This new setup is a mess and no matter how much I do “research” on how to use it. I cannot. I liked what it used to be. Simple, obvious: in other words. NOTHING LIKE THIS IS. >:(

Hi @becca.h.retterath and thanks for your feedback! It could be that you are affected by a bug caused by the Popper Blocker browser extension. Please have a look at this thread and let me know if that helps:

Issues with Popper Blocker Browser Extension

Can you people even MAKE a site that is even worth chatting on? The layout was garbage enough, but you can’t even fix that. Quit being so incompetant, and actually bring the old layout back, or either know how to fix your site!

This is most likely a bug. What do you mean with “Zoomed in chat”? Can you post a screenshot?

I have to zoom out -50% on chrome and every other browser I use to see the chat.

That’s for sure a bug. Which browser / version are you using and what is your screen resolution?

1366x768 and Google Chrome

Hmm, i just checked the site in this configuration and the chat is visible. Can you send me a screenshot to florian@watch2gether.com how the site looks on initial load?

yeah, and my apologies for the rant.

I think i found the cause. The issue only appeared with a larger number of users in the room. Everything should be fine now. Thanks and apologies accepted :wink:

the video size seems to have shrunk again
it now has the userlist and video thumbnails taking space
please allow the video to have full height somehow

here are some ideas for this:

  1. moving the userlist to the chat would be likely better for the vast mayority of users, perhaps as a toggle if you really want them below ;I doubt most users manage significantly large rooms
    1.2. otherwise, a switch to hide the userlist
  2. hiding the thumnail panel from view unless scrolled to
  3. fullscreen+chat mode

Thanks a lot for your input! I keep thinking about the user list as well but i did not want to constantly keep changing things. Some people use the webcam feature which requires the avatars to have a certain minimum size. If we place the user list on top of the chat this would lead to pretty small user avatars… But i definitely keep listening to the feedback and there might be changes if i’m convinced it’s for the better for the majority of users.

I’ve found for using webcams it’s better to detach and freely resize and move them around than keeping them as icons
perhaps decoupling webcams and icons would help, or resizing them or moving them when they are webcams?

Yes you are right, that could be an option. I might make a prototype and play around with it a little bit.

Your image cropping feature doesn’t work with .gif images, it creates multiple copies of the image when you try to resize.

Thanks for your feedback! You mean when you try to post animated gifs into the chat?