Bug 108495 - Start Center filename display limit too short
Summary: Start Center filename display limit too short
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Start-Center File-Name
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Reported: 2017-06-13 02:12 UTC by Kenneth Hanson
Modified: 2021-01-02 17:09 UTC (History)
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Description Kenneth Hanson 2017-06-13 02:12:31 UTC
In my work I have many documents with long names, often with shared prefixes.

J1 L3 Conversation - What did you you last weekend (2 person version)
J1 L3 Conversation - What did you you last weekend (3 person version)
J1 L3 Conversation - What did you you last weekend (3 person version, v2)

On my system (Kubuntu 16.04 w/ Plasma 5.8), these are cut off after the hyphen in the Start Center.

Normally I have a file manager (Dolphin) open with many tabs, all set to "details" view  with a wide filename column. But suppose I wanted to use LO to open recent documents (on any system). Having to mouse hover over every file to see the full name would be frustrating, especially as the number of similar files rises.

The simplest fix would be to wrap the title over 3 lines like the template manager does. In fact, the amount of whitespace/padding used by both the Start Center and template manager is quite excessive at the moment.

A better long-term solution would be to add a text-only list view like a file-manager. Actually, I would prefer this in general, because page previews are a terrible way to identify text-heavy documents and blank templates. (I don't know what, if any plans there are regarding development of this UI component.)

Steps to Reproduce:
Open the Start Center by any method.

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Reproducible: Always

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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0
Comment 1 tommy27 2017-06-13 15:55:35 UTC
enhancement request. status NEW.