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Bug 502023 - split long EXIF tags
split long EXIF tags
Product: eog
Classification: Core
Component: image viewer
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: EOG Maintainers
EOG Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-12-06 12:45 UTC by alvherre
Modified: 2013-10-30 18:49 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.19/2.20

Description alvherre 2007-12-06 12:45:04 UTC
When EXIF tags are examined using the "Properties" window, some tags (notably the "Flash" tag) are a lot longer than what the default window width allows.  To read it one needs to widen the dialog, which is uncomfortable.  Currently what I see is

Flash:     Flash déclenché, m...

It would be a lot more useful if the text flowed.  If it could be separated with newlines at the commas, it would be nice:

Flash:     Flash déclenché,
           mode auto,
           lumière de retour détectée.

The problem with the idea of splitting at newlines is that there could be no commas in certain l10n's.  Perhaps an useful compromise would be to split at spaces if there are no commas in the string.

I have eog 2.20.2 currently.
Comment 1 Felix Riemann 2008-06-09 10:10:49 UTC
The problem with such multiline labels is that they can make the dialog expand vertically. Much like the details box you can popup at the bottom, except that you have no choice. This can make the dialog unusable on some setups as the buttons are off-screen.

What I can currently think of to improve the situation, are tooltips for the ellipsized labels, and maybe making the dialog a little bit wider.
Comment 2 alvherre 2008-06-09 14:53:03 UTC
Hmm, and how about adding scrollbars to the text widget?  Maybe my original problem can be fixed by just adding horizontal scrollbars.
Comment 3 Felix Riemann 2012-04-02 20:46:55 UTC
JFYI, in version 3.4 this information is available also in the sidebar which makes use of these multiline labels and avoids ellipsizing.
Comment 4 Felix Riemann 2013-10-30 18:49:23 UTC
Closing this as it is practically fixedin the sidebar since 3.4. Scrollbars in the dialog don't feel good to me.
This problem has been fixed in our software repository. Thank you for your bug report.