Bug 379347 - Long filenames get truncated in the Recent Documents section
Summary: Long filenames get truncated in the Recent Documents section
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 362986
Alias: None
Product: kdeplasma-addons
Classification: Plasma
Component: Application Dashboard (show other bugs)
Version: 5.9.4
Platform: openSUSE Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eike Hein
: 365936 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-04-29 14:07 UTC by Nate Graham
Modified: 2018-04-18 17:21 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Recend Documents view showing truncated filenames (254.92 KB, image/jpeg)
2017-04-29 14:07 UTC, Nate Graham

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Description Nate Graham 2017-04-29 14:07:52 UTC
Created attachment 105261 [details]
Recend Documents view showing truncated filenames

Linux distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Plasma version: 5.9.4

In the Recent Documents section, long filenames get truncated easily because the filenames sit below the icons rather than to the right of them. This is a big problem for files with long names, many of which all start with the same base string. I've attached a screenshot that illustrates the issue.

This isn't a problem with all the other views that show program names under their icons, but files tend to have much longer names than programs do.
Comment 1 Eike Hein 2017-05-05 21:26:58 UTC
There's a tooltip on hover (unless you disabled tooltips in System Settings).
Comment 2 Nate Graham 2017-05-05 21:29:33 UTC
Indeed there is. That doesn't diminish the problem, though:

1. Mousing over the truncated lines of text one at a time is a frustrating experience.
2. Tooltips don't work with touch-based user interaction where there is no concept of hovering the cursor over something, and the Dashboard appears to be a very touch-centric user interface.
Comment 3 Eike Hein 2017-05-05 21:43:35 UTC
There might be an option to display more than one text line at some point.
Comment 4 Kai Uwe Broulik 2017-09-06 16:01:03 UTC
*** Bug 365936 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Igor Santos 2017-09-08 16:43:32 UTC
Bug 365936 is not exactly a dup of this because it reported the same issue, but for every part of the Dashboard - not only documents but all applications displayed by it.

A screenshot is here: http://imgur.com/a/5DGRJ
Comment 6 Igor Santos 2017-09-08 16:45:47 UTC
Besides being narrower, I should also mention this bug is newer, what means it should be updated with the details of 365936 instead (such as version and platform).
Comment 7 Eike Hein 2018-04-18 17:21:45 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 362986 ***