WordPress 3.8 – Dashboard 1 Column Screen Options

With the new WordPress 3.8 under Screen Options they seem to have misplaced the “Columns” feature where you could put your widgets into 1 Column, 2 Columns, 3 Columns, or 4 Columns. My question is how to I force my Dashboard Widgets to only be 1 column, or in other words, take up the whole width of the screen versus just a portion of the screen?


Another solution is to add the columns setting back to the settings.

function wpse126301_dashboard_columns() {
            'max'     => 2,
            'default' => 1
add_action( 'admin_head-index.php', 'wpse126301_dashboard_columns' );

Screenshot of the Screen Layout setting

There is a related Trac ticket: #26354

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