Adium

Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#2589 closed defect (fixed)

Group Name display will cut off information of available contacts in that group, with very long group names

Reported by: kurtjaeke@gmx.de Owned by: evands
Milestone: Adium X 1.0 Component: Adium UI
Version: Severity: minor
Keywords: Cc: feedback@…
Patch Status:

Description

Hi!

Group name display cuts off the information of available contacts in that group, with long group names.

Example: create a group named "abcdefghijklmnopqrst", and the available contact numbers won't be displayed:

"Default (0 of 0)"

"abcdefghijklmnopq..."

A solution might be to split that field, i.e. to align the available contact counter to the right, calulating the remaining space, then fit the left side aligned group name text into the field, if necessary, abbreviating it with "..."

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by wengero

another solution is just make your contact list slightly bigger

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

I wonder if truncating the middle for groups would make sense. Looking at my own usage, there are groups with similar beginnings whose endings make them unique, so with a narrow list Adiu...ers is more useful than Adium ... for Adium Users

Could others please weigh in on which truncation style appears to be more useful?

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by kurtjaeke@…

"slightly bigger" is a no-solution: the problem itself persists: just type an even longer group name.

I prefer the following truncation style:

"Adiu...ers (10/99)"

or only

"Adiu...ers"

...to stick with the aforementioned example.

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Milestone: Adium X 1.0

comment:5 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Owner: changed from nobody to Evan Schoenberg
Status: newassigned

comment:6 Changed 15 years ago by Evan Schoenberg

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

(In [14781]) Group names are now truncated in the middle rather than the end, which I think is generally more useful. Let's try this out and see if it feels good.

Fixes #2589.

comment:7 Changed 15 years ago by David Smith

Type: taskdefect
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