By default, Crunch will use the full width of a user’s screen when laying out a dashboard. The tiles and their contents will resize to fill the space available which offers great flexibility for users with different screen sizes. If this is the behavior you want, you can leave it on “Auto” when creating your dashboard and Crunch will take care of the sizing automatically.
However, there are occasions when you might want more control over exactly how the dashboard will appear for your end users. For example, you might have designed it so that a specific label fits nicely or a specific number of categories can be shown in a tile. On these occasions where you need more certainty over what your end users will see, we offer a feature which allows you to constrain the dashboard dimensions. When creating a new dashboard or editing an existing one, the dashboard properties panel has the following controls:
By entering pixel values into the Min and Max fields, you will be able to limit the size of the dashboard as your users see it. If their screens are larger than the Max size you specify, the dashboard will be centered to their screens. If their screens are smaller than the Min size you specify, they will have to scroll sideways to see it all. Within these Min and Max boundaries, it will resize to fit the user’s screen.
If, however, your goal is to ensure complete parity between your view of the dashboard and your users’, you should set the Min and Max values to be the same value (e.g. 1800px in both). This will mean that what you see is exactly what your users get.
Note: Crunch dashboards have a built-in minimum “Min” size of 1280px. That is because below this value the tiles often don’t have enough space to fully render the visualizations, especially when there is a “Groups” filter panel taking up some of the width. You are therefore unable to set a minimum width less than 1280px.