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While the screen caps are from superuser, this request is for all sites. A "site wide preference" would be nice.

In order to maximize vertical screen space, I would like to use a horizontally friendly view:

I much prefer this:

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To this:

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I'm talking purely about the vote/answer/views display, not the "preview" of the question.

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IMO, if you don't like the view on that page, don't go to that page. Otherwise, there are always Greasemonkey and Stylish on Firefox. –  George Claghorn Aug 25 '09 at 3:49
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@gclaghorn I don't have a choice but to go to that page for "Questions" -> "Newest". –  jtimberman Aug 25 '09 at 4:39
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You're right, more screenspace is always needed, see the link in my comment down below. –  Lance Roberts Aug 25 '09 at 5:19
    
@Lance despite high resolution monitors, every pixel counts, especially in the age of super large verbose graphics that we're in now ;). –  jtimberman Aug 25 '09 at 5:22

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I enjoy the extra context provided on the questions page. I want to know more than just the title of the question before I jump in and try to answer it. The post preview is usually enough to give me an idea of whether or I should bother reading the question.

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I prefer the more-vertical, questions-page version because it includes preview text. I guess we both can choose what we prefer.

But I always wondered why the tab selections are different between those two pages.

    Front Page:  active,  featured,  hot,   week,   month
Questions Page:  newest,  featured,  hot,   votes,  active
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We definitely need a Front Page-newest view, as per this meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6382/homepage-view-as-default –  Lance Roberts Aug 25 '09 at 5:18

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