why? for who?
For our product management team to have a nicer way of entering or editing information in custom fields, particularly when we have many custom note fields for Initiatives and Features which we use to create SAFe Epic and Feature canvases. The existing detail layout for Initiatives puts all custom fields in a narrow sidebar, which makes it cumbersome to enter a few sentences or up to a couple of paragraphs of text.
It would be useful to have greater flexibility to put custom fields into the wider main column of the detail layout, rather than on the right side. (e.g. the Initiatives detail view)
Thanks for the idea!
You can now manage what is displayed in the right sidebar of your details pages from your custom layout. You can access your custom layout from account settings > Custom layouts or directly from a record. Click on a record's [...] menu and select Create/Edit custom layout. You can then drag your Overview tab into the main section or replace it with another tab.