If even one of the bugs in a list of search results has too many components, the Components column becomes too wide and pushes all the other columns out of the visible area. I think this actually applies to a lot of fields (eg Summary), but Components tends to be one of the worst offenders because one bug may have a single component, and another may have six.
We need a better way of displaying results which won't let the entire page layout be ruined by one cell. For instance:
1. Truncate the cell contents with an ellipsis, and add a tool-tip with the full
contents. The truncation limit might be say 150% of the average component name, or some other rule of thumb.
2. Or shrink the font for that cell until the text fits (or a
minimum font size is reached)!
3. Or something far better thought up by a designer. I'm not a magician, Spock, just an old country doctor^W programmer.
Hi Sean, is this still a problem with the new component widget?
The component field looks fine now that it wraps to multiple lines. Thanks!