Bug 71222 - Navigator listview should ellipsize long items
Summary: Navigator listview should ellipsize long items
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval, topicUI
Depends on:
Blocks: Navigator
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Reported: 2013-11-04 13:20 UTC by Jean-François Fortin Tam
Modified: 2020-08-15 23:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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2013-11-04 13:20 UTC, Jean-François Fortin Tam

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Description Jean-François Fortin Tam 2013-11-04 13:20:52 UTC
Created attachment 88615 [details]

The attached screenshot demonstrates that the navigator does not ellipsize the text of its listview items, so if you have a long header there you end up with an annoying horizontal scrollbar.

I would recommend automatically ellipsizing (shortening with "...") using pango instead, and showing a tooltip with the full-length string when the mouse hovers the item.
Comment 1 sophie 2013-11-12 10:51:10 UTC
Set to enhancement and New - Sophie
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2014-02-27 22:55:05 UTC
In order to limit the confusion between ProposedEasyHack and EasyHack and to make queries much easier we are changing ProposedEasyHack to NeedsDevEval.

Thank you and apologies for the noise
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:23:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Jim Raykowski 2020-08-15 23:24:46 UTC
I would recommend to leave the entry text as is but to ellipse the tooltip after a certain length. There can be considerable delay of the tooltip display when the length is long.