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Limit of characters for describing an app in Whisker menu

#1 Post by cyrilus31 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:52 am

Basically, I never tweaked MX. It is suitable for my needs and I work like this for many years.
I had a discussion with oops in the french forum about Name and Comment of apps and it seems that description has a limit of 32 characters.
Is it possible to modify this limit? I never wonder but do you think we need to stick to this limit so that our translations appear completely when you open Whisker menu?
That's just a detail but I wanted the opinion of all translators.

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Re: Limit of characters for describing an app in Whisker menu

#2 Post by fehlix » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:26 am

cyrilus31 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:52 am
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it seems that description has a limit of 32 characters.
Not sure what you mean see my added test entry "fehlix firefox"
whith length of 50 of the comment field.
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Re: Limit of characters for describing an app in Whisker menu

#3 Post by cyrilus31 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:49 am

fehlix wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:26 am
cyrilus31 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:52 am
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it seems that description has a limit of 32 characters.
Not sure what you mean see my added test entry "fehlix firefox"
whith length of 50 of the comment field.
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When you're in one pane view that's correct. But when you have two panes there's a limit of 32 characters (or so I think).
Oops provided an alternative translation because it was shorter than mine but still it would appear truncated in two panes view.
No biggie but we just had that discussion.

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Re: Limit of characters for describing an app in Whisker menu

#4 Post by kmathern » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:57 am

I don't remember if it's enabled by default, but Whiskermenu can also display a tooltip of the app's description, like the one for LibreOffice shown below, I didn't count them but it's a lot more than 32 characters.
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Re: Limit of characters for describing an app in Whisker menu

#5 Post by fehlix » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:58 am

cyrilus31 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:49 am
When you're in one pane view that's correct. But when you have two panes there's a limit of 32 characters (or so I think).
Attached a two-pane wisker-menu with a 70 char comment field.
Do I miss something?
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Re: Limit of characters for describing an app in Whisker menu

#6 Post by cyrilus31 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:19 am

fehlix wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:58 am
cyrilus31 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:49 am
When you're in one pane view that's correct. But when you have two panes there's a limit of 32 characters (or so I think).
Attached a two-pane wisker-menu with a 70 char comment field.
Do I miss something?
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What!? I missed something. I have only a limited number of characters like Kent...
Will test this evening.

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Re: Limit of characters for describing an app in Whisker menu

#7 Post by fehlix » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:59 am

cyrilus31 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:19 am
What!? I missed something.
You might have missed the upper right corner of the Whisker-menu,
which you can grab and resize the menu. :footinmouth:
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Re: Limit of characters for describing an app in Whisker menu

#8 Post by cyrilus31 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:11 am

fehlix wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:59 am
cyrilus31 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:19 am
What!? I missed something.
You might have missed the upper right corner of the Whisker-menu,
which you can grab and resize the menu. :footinmouth:
Pfff, not true.... :eek:
OK, I'm gonna sleep even if we're in the middle of the afternoon and wake up in about a year or two :bawling:
Close this thread, I'm so ashamed.

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Re: Limit of characters for describing an app in Whisker menu

#9 Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:21 am

cyrilus31 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:11 am
fehlix wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:59 am
cyrilus31 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:19 am
What!? I missed something.
You might have missed the upper right corner of the Whisker-menu,
which you can grab and resize the menu. :footinmouth:
Pfff, not true.... :eek:
OK, I'm gonna sleep even if we're in the middle of the afternoon and wake up in about a year or two :bawling:
Close this thread, I'm so ashamed.
cyrilus31, you still da man! we all do stuff like that! :happy:
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Re: Limit of characters for describing an app in Whisker menu

#10 Post by oops » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:39 pm

Cyrilus ... Anyways, less characters is better for small screen.
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