The typeface and style names are not fully readable in the toolbar when using GTK3 (on default GNOME/Adwaita at least) because of the tiny space left for the text.
For example, when using Liberation Serif only "Liberation S" is visible, making it hard to tell if it is "Sans" or "Serif", or even "Sans Narrow".
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open LibreOffice Writer (or Calc)
Only beginning of the typeface and style names visible.
Typeface and Style names fully readable (if not extremely long).
User Profile Reset: Yes
I'd advice the space for typeface to be at least the size of the default Liberation Serif typeface name. Or a bit longer if possible.
In GTK2 "Liberation Sans Narrow" is readable as "Liberation Sans Na" making it perfectly usable.
The space for "Styles" should be wider due to styles having longer names in some languages. So if "Heading 1" is visible in English, it might be visible just partly (e.g. "Head..") in some other languages thus making it difficult to use styles (especially styles with longer custom names).
well, it's not only happening in gtk3... it also happens with long names like 'Latin Modern Mono'.
UX Team, any way this can be improved ?
Well, if would help if by default GNOME didn’t set its typeface to a ridiculous size of 12 (!) and Adwaita didn’t have so much of its excessive padding. This issue has nothing to do with GTK 2 vs. 3.
What we can do is ensure that the final part of the string is scrolled into view, so that its beginning is truncated instead of its end.
Truncating the beginning instead of the end of the string is not an option, in my opinion, as it could create even more confusion
Can't we have the field a bit wider (as it is in the side panel already)? At least in those interfaces where it is possible... Or have a 'wide' and 'normal' length of the field option selectable in the toolbar settings.
(In reply to Toms from comment #3)
> Can't we have the field a bit wider...
How much? Approximately the size of one toolbar button seems to be okay to me.
Yes, I agree. It seems fine if wider approximately by the size of one toolbar button.
So let's do it.
Patch at https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/115234 making font name dropdown +5 chars, style name +3.
Heiko Tietze committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
Resolves tdf#127406 - Font name and style name not readable
It will be available in 7.2.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
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Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.