Modern List UI and the first created list column


  • I have noticed the first created column in a list is not treated as the others. Why is this?

    When I create a list manually the first created column is named Title by default.

    This column always exists in three variations in the views, as:

    • Title
    • Title (linked to item)
    • Title (linked to item with edit menu)

    In the modern UI this column always have a significant wider narrowest width than the other columns, about 2,5 times wider than the other columns if you minimize the width (that's not counting the edit menu).

    What is the point of this behaviour? If the first column contains very little information, single digits for instance, you have the most bizarre looking list ever, and you can't change it. So you have to hack the list and not use the first created column if you want to be able to have a narrower width of your columns.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 8:45 AM

All replies

  • Hi Molotch,

    Thank you for indicating this problem.

    Since the new experience is a new feature and is in the testing phase, it may take some time to improve.

    I suggest you use the classic view temporarily and submit a feedback to SharePoint UserVoice (

    UserVoice is a platform for getting thoughts about Microsoft Office products. We’re eager to hear your feedback and use it to continuously provide the best intranet in your pocket.

    Best regards,

    Linda Zhang

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    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00 AM