Application Indicator menu can get really wide because of long artist name or song title

Bug #537097 reported by Bálint Magyar
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: rhythmbox

The Application Indicator menu's width is defined by its menu items. In the case of Rhythmbox, this includes the currently playing song's artist and the song's title, both of which can be really long. This results in an unsightly, wide menu which could be easily fixed if said items were automatically ellipsized.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Mar 11 03:43:56 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100310)
Package: rhythmbox 0.12.7-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-16.25-generic
SourcePackage: rhythmbox
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-16-generic i686

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Bálint Magyar (balintm) wrote :
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, Jan, how easy would that be to change?

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jan Arne Petersen (jpetersen)
importance: Undecided → Low
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Jan Arne Petersen (jpetersen) wrote :

To get it done right, the ellipsization would need to happen inside the indicator-applet, but we currently have no property to mark a menu item as ellipsized in dbusmenu or even on client side. So it is not really easy.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Ok, thanks Jan, I will chat with Ted about this later

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
assignee: Jan Arne Petersen (jpetersen) → nobody
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: indicator-application
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance.

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the indicator has been deprecated since, closing the bug

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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