[PVE-User] User experience issues with Proxmox' new webUI ("Summary" pages)

Frank Thommen frank.thommen at uni-heidelberg.de
Tue May 3 20:45:18 CEST 2016

On 05/03/2016 10:24 AM, Emmanuel Kasper wrote:
> On 04/29/2016 11:54 AM, Frank Thommen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have updated one of our PVE systems from 4.1-1 to 4.1-33 in one go and
>> now I am seeing an overhauled webUI (specifically the summary pages).
>> While I like the zoomable graphs, I have several issues with the new UI:
>> a) font and line spacing have changed and are now using more (IMHO too
>> much) space on the screen while not becoming better readable.
>> Screenspace is valuable and I'd like it to be used as effectively as
>> possible
>> b) the additional space used in the "Status" box and the bigger size of
>> the graphs have pushed the second graph ("Memory usage") out of my
>> screen (fairly standard 24", 1920x1080).  The old layout (I'm comparing
>> with a still running 3.4-6) allowed me to see all the cpu usage and the
>> top half of the memory usage w/o any scrolling.  This was very efficient
>> and in most cases just the information I was looking for.  To get the
>> same information with 4.1-33 I have to scroll down for each vm/container.
>> c) graph buildup is now "animated" but also considerably slower.  The
>> old layout/graphs allowed me to very quickly browse through all
>> vms/containers and check cpu and memory "by eye" as text boxes and
>> graphs showed up almost instantaneously.  With 4.1-33 I have to wait 1-2
>> secs for each vm/container to show the graphs.
> does zooming out with your browswer help to see more content here ?

Theoretically, but then everything becomes so tiny that I find it hard 
to see anything.  I'd rather reshuffle the graphs, so that the big 
unused (=wasted) whitespace to the right of the graphs is also used by 
some of the timelines...or I have to buy a rotatable screen and use it 
in portrait mode :-)

> please note that without client side rendering of the graphs, it would
> not be possible to zoom in and out the graphs themselves
> and client rendering takes a bit more of time of course

I understand that from the technical side.  But still.... My client is 
not /so/ slow...

>   d) when by mistake one of the fields in the "Status" box is selected,
>> the page always "jumps" back as soon as the page has been scrolled down...
> Yes I could see that issue
> the text fields here should actually not be selectable
> can you please submit a bug report in https://bugzilla.proxmox.com/ for
> that ?

Done: https://bugzilla.proxmox.com/show_bug.cgi?id=976


More information about the pve-user mailing list