Re: support truncated long file name?

Reinout van Schouwen <reinouts gnome org> writes:

> Hi Leon,
> On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 18:08:39 +0100, Leon wrote:
>> Lately a colleague, a first-time gnome user, has asked for help to
>> configure his nautilus to show tidily a dir of books that he collected.
> How did the long filenames cause "untidiness" then? Was he using list view
> or icon view?

Icon view. Sometimes list view is not an option for example on the

>> In konqueror or xp explorer, long file name will be truncated with ...
>> to indicate the missing part. A popup will show the full file name when
>> mouse is over the item. (Konqueror has this feature for over 2 years)
> Popup tooltips in the GTK tree/list widget are not possible in the current
> stable releases, however I think they will be part of the upcoming GTK
> 2.10. I agree that it would be good to use ellipsis (...) for filenames
> that do not fit in their column, could you file a bug about this at
> so that the developers don't forget about it?

Funny story, this bug has been filed slightly more than 4 years
ago. Here is the link:

Can somebody raise the priority of the bug? As a DE values usability
and simplicity this much as gnome, it will be a shame to see this bug
hang around for another 4 year.

> regards,
> -- 
> Reinout van Schouwen


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