Unnecessary horizontal scrolling in Additional Drivers page

Bug #1069285 reported by Dylan McCall on 2012-10-21
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software-properties (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The Additional Drivers page generally has a short list containing options with long labels, such as "Using X.Org X server - AMD/ATI display driver wrapper from xserver-xorg-video-ati (open source, tested)". Some of these labels are very similar for the first 50 characters or so.

Many labels go well beyond the default width for the dialog, resulting in a horizontal scrollbar. Meanwhile, there is all sorts of vertical space that could easily accommodate the information. It would be easier to work with this dialog if the labels were word wrapped, instead.

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-11-09
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Based on the specification [1] the solution is not word-wrapping, but more human-readable description of the available drivers.
If that's not easily feasible, simply wrapping the package name part in a second line (eventually with a smaller, grey font) would work fine, I think.
[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareAndUpdatesSettings#drivers

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Spec updated <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareAndUpdatesSettings?action=diff&rev2=30&rev1=29>: “The listbox should not scroll horizontally; each radio button label should wrap to multiple lines if necessary.”

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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