Ancestry Updates: BETA Family Tree Views and Toolbox Icons
Ancestry is at it again. As mentioned in Ancestry’s New Tree Edit History Feature and Tool Icons, Ancestry has been testing their family tree views and toolbox icons as part of their new features and tools updates for this year. You can learn more about some of their new and upcoming features and tools in Ancestry 2023 Updates: New Genealogy and DNA Tools and Features. In the past 6-8 weeks or so, I have gotten multiple BETA versions of how their family tree view and toolbox icons, and placement, may look soon. My family tree view has gone back and forth between different BETA versions and the current version. There was one particular version that let you change the background color of your family tree view, but they just changed the BETA version again, yesterday, and it is no longer an option; therefore, I will not be able to include a screenshot of that feature.
Family Tree View and Toolbox Icon Versions:
Ancestry's Current family tree view and toolbox icons for the majority, and my standard view until recently.
Ancestry's BETA family tree view and toolbox icons version 1
Yay, I was back to the current version for about a week or so, then Ancestry's BETA family tree view and toolbox icons version 2 popped up. This was just an ever so slight change. Can you spot it? Only the toolbox icon buttons in the top, upper right changed a wee bit.
Then I was back to the current version again for about another week, then Ancestry's BETA family tree view and toolbox icons version 3 popped up, yesterday.
Family Tree View and Toolbox Icons Version Poll:
To be honest, I prefer the current version (first image). The versions with the white border are too much of an eyesore and takes away from the view space, along with looking like just that, in BETA mode. However, I do like the idea of the "tree search" icon button being changed to "find", along with there being a "create a keepsake" button. Overall, I like the current version. I like the look of the view and the look and navigational ease of the toolbox and icons.
I would love to get your feedback on which version, thus far (there may be more coming until they settle on a new version), you prefer.
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