Mastodon has different modes of operation - a lot of users are mobile-centric, on the go and used to the tiny screens, glued to their devices.
Some of us are glued to our devices too, but they happen to be of the desktop or laptop variety. I can’t realy do the work I want to in a mobile device; for me, they are a compromise, a small and light device that’s useful when out and about, or which I can take easily when traveling.
Have now figured out a way to make my laptop settings for the mastodon Web Client really sharp – it is using the FULL screen width, but without the madness of the multi-pane, 3 pulsating Feeds running simultaneously which is kind of the Default when you enable it.
So, will show you a series of screen snapshots to explain how you can try to get yours set in a pleasant way too.
1. Enabling Advanced Web Interface
This is done in the big Preferences panel, where so many other things have controls too.
- From the top left side menu, select “Preferences”. It’s the Gear icon, as shown.
- The window will change to the Full screen Preferences panel.
There’s one control only to be used here - the checkbox, to enable AWI - the Advanced Web Interface. Click on it, then scroll down to the “Save Changes” big button.
- Done - now, go back to the Mastodon with the Top Left “Back to Mastodon” button.