I have created lists among 8 different sites which have all of the same columns, views, settings, etc. For some reason, one list looks exactly how I want it to spacing/padding wise. All of the others are a lot less spaced apart and I cannot seem to figure out why they are doing so.

I have tried altering the CSS

.ms-vb2 {
    padding: 4px 8px 4px 4px;

and that doesn't do anything. (That styling is how it is on the list that looks how it should.

Here is how they both look:

How its supposed to look: enter image description here

How it actually looks: enter image description here

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    Could it be that the content inside the lists is different? Because of it, the columns appear to have different widths Oct 17, 2020 at 3:22
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    Could you share your modified css?If I change the the css,it works well in my environment.
    – Amos
    Oct 19, 2020 at 5:53
  • @DenisMolodtsov thats what I thought at first, then after going through the list settings, the content type is identical, the content in the lists are identical, and the view is identical
    – BeerusDev
    Oct 19, 2020 at 12:12
  • It's not the settings I am talking about. What I meant to say is that the CONTENT might be different. For example, a large chunk of text in a column will push this column wider. a column with no content will be narrower. Oct 19, 2020 at 14:43

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So it is not the CSS that is the issue, change the SharePoint list web app from <Current View> to <Summary View>

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