[toolkit] Toolbar items should allow for longer text

Reported by Phillip Sz on 2013-07-10
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Calendar App
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu Clock App
Medium
Unassigned
Ubuntu UI Toolkit
Undecided
Unassigned
Ubuntu UX
Undecided
Katie Taylor

Bug Description

The toolbar should account for longer text by dynamically adjusting the spacing between two toolbar items and also between a toolbar item and the app window borders. This is an issue bound to occur more frequently as applications are translated to other languages where the translations could be much longer.

Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) wrote :
description: updated
Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) wrote :

For the clock-app

Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) wrote :

For the clock-app

Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → coreapps-13.10-month-3
Tim Peeters (tpeeters) wrote :

for the "Neuer Termin" I can imagine that we would have an icon (a + or something that represents new), and the text could say only "Termin". I think we should not add more than one (preferably short) word to each of the buttons in the toolbar.

Are there design guidelines for this?

Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) on 2013-07-12
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Confirmed
David Planella (dpm) on 2013-07-12
summary: - German translation in the menu needs more space
+ Toolbar items should allow for longer text
Phillip Sz (phillip-sz) on 2013-07-12
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
status: New → Confirmed

@Tim, I agree that some of the toolbar text can be shortened. For instance in the clock app the toolbar text is current "Add City" instead of just "City". However I still believe that the SDK should account for the toolbar items text length to avoid the overlapping issue in the future. It could very well be a long text that a developer wants and this bug prevents that from being implemented.

At the moment there are no design guidelines for this. But this is something I will raise with the design team next week.

description: updated
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-07-16
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Calum Pringle (calumpringle)
summary: - Toolbar items should allow for longer text
+ [toolkit] Toolbar items should allow for longer text
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: coreapps-13.10-month-3 → usable-state
David Planella (dpm) on 2013-09-03
Changed in ubuntu-calendar-app:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: blocked upstream
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: usable-state → coreapps-13.10-month-4
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-09-09
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Calum Pringle (calumpringle) → Katie Taylor (katie-t)
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: backlog → 1.4
Changed in ubuntu-clock-app:
milestone: 1.4 → backlog
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