Bug 1217333 - RFE: Prevent large strings from disrupting the page layout (eg too many components)
Summary: RFE: Prevent large strings from disrupting the page layout (eg too many compo...
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Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Community
Component: User Interface
Version: 4.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
medium vote
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: PnT DevOps Devs
QA Contact: tools-bugs
Depends On:
Blocks: UI-Modernization
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-04-30 07:33 UTC by Sean Flanigan
Modified: 2016-08-16 05:10 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-12-17 00:57:38 UTC

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Description Sean Flanigan 2015-04-30 07:33:36 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Jeff Fearn 🐞 2015-12-14 22:54:09 UTC
Hi Sean, is this still a problem with the new component widget?

Comment 2 Sean Flanigan 2015-12-16 02:41:43 UTC
The component field looks fine now that it wraps to multiple lines. Thanks!

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