PfSense 2.3 Dashboard



  • I upgraded from 2.2.6 to 2.3 today.
    Everything went very smooth! No issues (so far).  8)

    Only question I have is about the new dashboard.
    On my MacBook Pro Retina using Chrome the new dashboard is really "big".
    Font size is big and the widgets as well.
    Setting Chrome to 75% gives me a better dashboard but the top menu is to small that way.

    Is this something I can change?

    See screenshot:
    http://i.imgur.com/9rVayqn.png?1



  • Did you clear your cache as suggested in the announcement?
    https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=2008



  • Jep, tried that already.
    "Problem" is also on Safari and Firefox.
    Firefox is installed from scratch, just a few minutes ago to test.



  • You don't need to clear cache, only do a SHIFT+F5 refresh which will reload the page and won't use the cache of the browser.

    The new dashboard seems to be big.

    Bootstrap usually makes bigger all the frontends when changing to use it.

    The new dashboard seems to be developed to a minimum of 1152x864 screen resolution, and that's why now it's bigger if we compare it with the 2.2



  • Works and looks extremely good on the Microsoft EDGE Browser.



  • Everything looks fine on my end except for the traffic graphs which are HUGE and look out of place.

    I have refreshed (shift + f5) and tried multiple browsers (Chrome, FF and Edge) and no change.



  • Traffic Graph is the same on my dashboard, way to big IMO…



  • Which it's the screen resolution of your monitor ?

    At 1920x1080 it's good. And the browser window it's not maximized.

    With 1152 or 1280 horizontal pixels should be good.



  • I'm using a MacBook Pro Retina which "doubles" the resolution.
    I have it set to 1440x900 which actually makes it 2880x1800.



  • @NetVicious:

    Which it's the screen resolution of your monitor ?

    At 1920x1080 it's good. And the browser window it's not maximized.

    With 1152 or 1280 horizontal pixels should be good.

    Both 2560x1440 and 1920x1080. It looks slightly better when reduce the horizontal space but that's not how I use my browser.



  • Hi All,

    I have to concur with the OP in this case… in the new dashboard the traffic graph is  MUCH larger in 2.3 than in previous versions -- where I could formerly fit 3 interfaces I can now barely fit 2.  It's almost comically out of proportion to the other dashboard widgets.  In fact, you can see the artifacts of the original proportions if you look closely:

    • Zoom the page smaller a bit in your browser (shift+wheel) – not sure if this is necessary, but it's how mine is done when I noticed this happening

    • Modify the location of a dashboard widget, causing the dashboard save icon to appear in the top right

    • Click the save icon

    • Notice the traffic graph briefly shrink back to the original size in previous versions, for about half a second before the page refreshes

    I'm not trying to rob the update of its due (seriously, good job!), but there are 32 things that still severely limit pfSense dashboarding:

    • Only two columns – this should be configurable, especially with the proliferation widescreen monitors

    • Only one instance of each widget – I'd like to have two traffic graphs, not stacked, or two firewall logs with different filters

    • Missing widgets – need CPU realtime, historical RRD graphs, etc.

    I hope the product will continue to mature. 
    /b



  • I have just upgraded to 2.3.1_5 and I am noticing a MAJOR reposniveness improvement, so a BIG thanks to the developers for that … but I agree on the graphs sizes.  Mine look like the others presented here ... just too big IMO.


  • Administrator

    New traffic graphs are coming in 2.4 most likely.

    preview: https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=113513.msg636707#msg636707