Not satisfied with the new column widths? Beef them up with some CSS
If you are also moved over to the new G+ layout, you might have some difficulties adjusting to the new layout.
While the idea of using multiple columns to fight #whitespace  (or #greyspace  as they are calling it now) while retaining legibility by restricting the widths of the text boxes is nice, I feel that the new layout could've made the boxes a bit beefier.

Since most browsers nowadays support userstyles or extensions that add support for them, I decided that  instead of just complaining about it, I would write a couple of CSS rules that solved the problem for me.

See the photos for the individual CSS rules and their example results, or visit to read the CSS or install with Stylish.

UPDATE: If you are also tired of the 'inner' scrollbars in the notifications box, then add this rule:
.CLSMk {
    max-height: inherit;

If you have a LOT of saved searches and circles, you'll probably like this tweak which will turn your More dropdown list into a full-width, 5-columns, grid with a clear separator between the saved searches and the circles:

/* Spread the 'More' overlay over the entire width of the screen
.mD { width: 100% !important; max-width: inherit !important;}
/ Make each entry 20% of the width of the 'More' overlay and ensure it uses the 'border-box' box-sizing model so we don't have to worry about margins, padding and borders snooping of the width. /
.Zh.a-w {
  width: 20% !important;
  max-width: inherit;
  display: inline-block !important;
  -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; / Safari/Chrome, other WebKit /
  -moz-box-sizing: border-box;    / Firefox, other Gecko /
  box-sizing: border-box;         / Opera/IE 8+ /
/ Spread the separator bar over the entire width of the 'More' overlay */
.a-cg {width: 100% !important; display: block !important;max-width: inherit !important;}

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