Bug 727667 - Long filenames are displayed truncated
Summary: Long filenames are displayed truncated
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-02 19:41 UTC by John Chivall
Modified: 2012-08-07 17:49 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 17:49:14 UTC

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Description John Chivall 2011-08-02 19:41:46 UTC
Description of problem:
When searching for recent files in the gnome-shell overview, filenames are displayed truncated with an ellipsis. This makes it impossible to differentiate between files of the same type where the first 20 or so characters of the filename are identical. This leads to a situation where to find the correct document, one has to "hit and hope", repeating the search if the guess is wrong (why can't gnome-shell remember the state of the overview?) or launch a file manager or other search tool.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qi gnome-shell
Name        : gnome-shell
Version     : 3.0.2
Release     : 4.fc15
Architecture: x86_64

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press Super key/click Activities/mouseover hot corner to gain g-s overview
2. Type search string to locate a recently used file with a long filename
Actual results:
Cannot see whole of filename

Expected results:
Should be able to see whole of filename, or at least a tooltip on mouseover, to be able to select the correct file.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Nathan Thomas 2011-08-30 10:12:31 UTC
I'd also like to see this bug fixed! Being able to just press the windows key and type a few letters to access my recent files is a great feature and is quickly becoming part of my workflow. Not being able to see the full filename sometimes causes problems though!

Maybe the full filename could be shown when the file is highlighted, as in Nautilus? (I mean, when you move between files with the arrow keys, the current file is highlighted with a darker background.) I'd prefer this to a tooltip on mouseover - one of the reasons why I love this way of accessing files is that my hands don't have to leave the keyboard!

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