Cannot view full collection name

  • 2
  • Problem
  • Updated 4 weeks ago
I use descriptive collection names and many are truncated with a trailing ellipsis in the Collections tab. When I hover the mouse pointer over one of these it is supposed to reveal the full name. Sometimes it does but mostly it does not. This is very frustrating. It randomly will start to work and then stop working again.

Is there any way to force the "tooltip" to show up without clicking on the collection.

-louie
Photo of Louis Sherwin

Louis Sherwin

  • 144 Posts
  • 32 Reply Likes

Posted 4 weeks ago

  • 2
Photo of dmeephd

dmeephd

  • 211 Posts
  • 49 Reply Likes
I haven't seen this behavior in my collections as I do not have very descriptive (i.e.; long) names.  However, I do see this in the Folders section and in filenames within the folders as I do tend to use long names.

Sometimes 'hovering' will reveal the name in its entirety; sometimes not.  Since I have extremely wide (34") monitors, it would be helpful if the user could expand the left panel (as well as the right) to accommodate the name length, but Lightroom seems to have always had an arbitrary limitation to the width of the panels.  This is a programming UI issue would could be fixec easily.

The hovering issue is probably tied to performance, and we all know how wonderfully Lightroom is in that regard.  Not!
Photo of Robert Somrak

Robert Somrak, Champion

  • 168 Posts
  • 44 Reply Likes
I too have seen hover on folders randomly not showing the full name. This has been an issue for several versions so I am not expecting a quick solution.
Photo of dmeephd

dmeephd

  • 211 Posts
  • 49 Reply Likes
Yes, it has been going on since LR3 at least.
Photo of Rick Spaulding

Rick Spaulding, Champion

  • 17 Posts
  • 22 Reply Likes
If you use a Mac you can expand the width of the panel by holding the option/alt key while draging the panel border. Sadly, I don't think it works with Windows.
Photo of dmeephd

dmeephd

  • 211 Posts
  • 49 Reply Likes
Cannot say for Windows, but on the Mac I believe there is an inherent limit as to how wide one can drag the panel.  I will confirm this evening with holding the Option key to see if that overcomes the limit.  Would be nice if it did.
Photo of John R. Ellis

John R. Ellis, Champion

  • 3853 Posts
  • 1011 Reply Likes
"on the Mac I believe there is an inherent limit as to how wide one can drag the panel"

Holding down Opt while dragging to make the panel as wide as you want.
Photo of dmeephd

dmeephd

  • 211 Posts
  • 49 Reply Likes
Confirmed!  Thank you Rick and John!
Photo of Alan Harper

Alan Harper

  • 430 Posts
  • 85 Reply Likes
Who wooda thunk! Thanks, Rick!
Photo of Robert Somrak

Robert Somrak, Champion

  • 168 Posts
  • 44 Reply Likes
You can drag the panel wider but WHY doesn't the hover popup work consistently.  I have seen several threads on this issue and experience it myself and it has been an issue for several versions with how apparent hope of a solution.    I have very few folders and don't run into the problem often.
Photo of Louis Sherwin

Louis Sherwin

  • 144 Posts
  • 32 Reply Likes
Thanks for all the responses. I am not going crazy. ;-)

Regarding performance, I believe that focus on the mouse should take immediate precedence as the user is clearly active and looking and expecting a response. The behavior that I am seeing is extremely erratic, sometimes the tooltip pops up in less than a second, sometimes never but just in one set of collections while a different set works.

While not critical it is clearly a bug and if not logged already should be logged by someone who has the juju to do so.

-louie
Photo of dmeephd

dmeephd

  • 211 Posts
  • 49 Reply Likes
Under heavy memory or CPU usage, this behavior can be found on nearly all programs running on the Mac.  I recall it under Windoze as well, back in the day before I tossed my Windoze box in the dumpster.

This is NOT a Lightroom only issue.
Photo of Louis Sherwin

Louis Sherwin

  • 144 Posts
  • 31 Reply Likes
Possibly true but in my case the system is doing practically nothing, CPU  is only 8%-10% active which is normal idle. In Finder a similar hover will result in a display of the complete name in about 1 sec. Many times in Lightroom a hover for 10, 20, 30 seconds on one entry does nothing while another entry will show the full name in a second. 
Photo of Ruby k

Ruby k, Employee

  • 9 Posts
  • 4 Reply Likes
Hi Rick/Robert,

Do we have bug logged for purpose of tracking this issue?

Thanks,
Ruby
Photo of John R. Ellis

John R. Ellis, Champion

  • 3853 Posts
  • 1011 Reply Likes
Tooltips for long collection, folder, and keyword names in my Mac configurations have always appeared hit or miss over the years, and I've never discerned a pattern of when/if they'll decide to appear.