Bug 102379 - renaming files with large file names may cause the preview to be out of view
Summary: renaming files with large file names may cause the preview to be out of view
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 290747
Alias: None
Product: dolphin
Classification: Applications
Component: view-engine: columns mode (show other bugs)
Version: 1.6.1
Platform: Gentoo Packages Linux
: NOR normal with 21 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Penz
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-24 18:24 UTC by Jimmy Kloss
Modified: 2012-01-05 21:53 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Screenshots to illustrate the issue (278.10 KB, application/zip)
2010-09-12 18:36 UTC, Jimmy Kloss

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Description Jimmy Kloss 2005-03-24 18:24:17 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.4.0)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages
OS:                Linux

While renaming a file with konqueror in MultiColumn View at the bottom of the window with a large filename, causes the rename preview field to leave the visible area of the window. This also happens in Icon View.

My wishes:
For MultiColumn View is to use a rename preview field like in Tree View, but with multiple line support like the file are shown in MultiColumn View.
For Icon View to ensure the rename preview field to stays in the window.

It's just a detail, not a big deal, but KDE has reached a level of quality were such things now getting important ;-)
Comment 1 FiNeX 2009-12-05 16:54:32 UTC
Hi! Please, would you like to try the new KDE SC 4.3.4 or KDE SC 4.4 beta 1 and check this specific issue? Many thanks.
Comment 2 Jimmy Kloss 2009-12-05 22:04:54 UTC
Since KDE4 renaming in konqueror works with a separate window, therefore the initial bug is gone. Now the MultiColumn View in konqueror is broken.
Comment 3 FiNeX 2009-12-05 23:10:36 UTC
@phorsyon: you can enable inline renaming from dolphin/konqueror settings.
Comment 4 Jimmy Kloss 2010-04-16 15:33:13 UTC
OK, finally i got arround to test this. I remeber a text scrolling feature, while renaming long filenames in inline mode with KDE 4.4.0, but now in KDE 4.4.2 this has gone again so the bug remains.

Also i noticed that it's not possible to select files with long filenames directly using the keyboard. The file just gets underlined, meaning the keyboard cursor is on it, pressing space then actually selects the file.

Next thing to mention: MultiColumn View. I don't now if anybody ever tested it since KDE4 has arrived, but what you get by selecting it in Konqueror/Dolphin/FileOpenDialog is a single tiny column, a scrollbar up-down instead of left-right and a huge empty field right next to it. It's a regression to KDE3.

Sorry for the delay.
Comment 5 Jimmy Kloss 2010-09-12 18:36:15 UTC
Created attachment 51564 [details]
Screenshots to illustrate the issue

I attached 3 Screenshots showing a Use Case example where Joe User wants rename a file in konqueror from $VERYLONG.aaa to $VERYLONG.bbb

1. Joe selects the file $VERYLONG. Everything is fine.
2. Joe presses F2 to rename $VERYLONG. A $MARK_COLOR box appears around the filename which is marked to signalize Joe he can just start typing in the new filename. Little does he know that the cut of this box on the right side already foretells the frustration he's gonna encounter in a about a moment.

3a. Joe wants to edit the fileextension and knows about the End-Key to jump to a lines end. So he presses <End>, but to his deep disapointment the part of the filename he wants to edit stays out of sight. So he starts his $DE project focussing on renaming files with very long names.

3b. Joe wants to edit the fileextension, but does not know about the End-Key, so he holds down the Left-Arrow-Key to reach the lines end, but to his deep disapointment the part of the filename he wants to edit stays out of sight. While facing he's helplessness right, Joe User gets really angry, cursing around, smashing his keyboard against his monitor and so on. Then he starts ranting on the internet about $OS.

I hope this is enough info. If you need more information just ask. ;-)
Comment 6 Jimmy Kloss 2010-09-12 18:38:26 UTC
I forget to mention that screenshots where taken from a KDE 4.5.1 (Gentoo ebuilds) installation.
Comment 7 FiNeX 2010-09-12 19:36:41 UTC
Thanks Phorsyon, only one last question: I imagine you can reproduce the bug even with dolphin right?
Comment 8 Jimmy Kloss 2010-09-12 19:45:47 UTC
That's correct, FiNeX. Dolphin shows the exact same behaviour, I just checked it.
Comment 9 FiNeX 2010-09-12 21:29:23 UTC
Thanks :-)
Comment 10 Christoph Feck 2011-07-27 12:12:07 UTC
Cannot reproduce on today's trunk. In all three view modes, long names get split into multiple lines and you can hit Up/Down keys to "scroll" through long names.
Comment 11 Christoph Feck 2011-07-27 12:15:30 UTC
Okey, making the file names even longer, it still happens in Column View mode that the text edit is longer than the view. But as far as I know, Column View mode does not use the Categorized kdelibs view classes, right? Peter?
Comment 12 Peter Penz 2011-07-27 12:37:51 UTC
> Column View mode does not use the Categorized kdelibs view classes, right? Peter?

Right. I've not tried to reproduce the issue yet but I've reassigned it to Dolphin.
Comment 13 Peter Penz 2012-01-05 21:53:40 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 290747 ***