Closed Bug 1393099 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago

about:addons category titles get cut off in some locales


(Toolkit :: Add-ons Manager, defect, P3)




Tracking Status
firefox-esr52 --- unaffected
firefox55 --- unaffected
firefox56 --- unaffected
firefox57 + verified


(Reporter: gustavo.silva, Assigned: mstriemer)



(Keywords: regression)


(7 files)

I'd say this was caused by bug 1380043 but I'm not sure, since supposedly it only changed the icons.

The content pane in about:addons seems to be slightly wider on the 2017-08-22 Nightly than it was on 2017-08-21, causing one of the category titles to be slightly cut off and a horizontal scroll bar appearing on the bottom of the window.

The attached example is taken from the European Portuguese (pt-PT) builds.
[Tracking Requested - why for this release]:
Has Regression Range: --- → yes
Keywords: regression
Assignee: nobody → mstriemer
Priority: -- → P3
I think this came from bug 1388997, this rule specifically:

Which makes me wonder if about:preferences has a similar issue?
Flags: needinfo?(jaws)
Flags: needinfo?(evan)
(In reply to Andrew Swan [:aswan] from comment #5)
> I think this came from bug 1388997, this rule specifically:
> f2a1911ad310bf8651f342d719e4f4ca0a7b9bfb/toolkit/themes/shared/in-content/
> Which makes me wonder if about:preferences has a similar issue?

No, they wrap (from

> For a possible reference: labels in the new prefs' sidebar wrap.
Redirecting my needinfo to Ricky as I'm too busy with animation work right now to investigate this.
Flags: needinfo?(jaws) → needinfo?(rchien)
Nice catch!

Per discussion with Helen(:HHuang) (Photon Preferences visual designer), the left side category of in-content page should wrap the text when it exceeds the width of category 240px.

The simplest way to fix that issue is to turn richlistitem's name attribute into label.textContent like Preferences [1].

Flags: needinfo?(rchien)
Flags: needinfo?(evan)
Ever confirmed: true
[Tracking Requested - why for this release]: Visible UI regression which we should probably fix.
Attached image long-titles-fixed.png
Comment on attachment 8906854 [details]
Bug 1393099 - Wrap category titles in about:addons
Attachment #8906854 - Flags: review?(rhelmer) → review+
Comment on attachment 8906854 [details]
Bug 1393099 - Wrap category titles in about:addons

::: toolkit/mozapps/extensions/content/extensions.js:1890
(Diff revision 3)
>        gViewController.loadView(this.node.selectedItem.value);
>      });
>      this.node.addEventListener("click", (aEvent) => {
>        var selectedItem = this.node.selectedItem;
> -      if ( == "richlistitem" &&
> +      if ("richlistitem") == selectedItem) {

Made a minor change here to find the closest `richlistitem` rather than checking the clicked elements `localName` since it could be a label or image now. This was preventing clicking on the search entry taking you back to search.
I think the situation gets improved thanks to bug 1392532, so I the text is not cut off anymore, at least not for Czech.
Keywords: checkin-needed
Pushed by
Wrap category titles in about:addons r=rhelmer
Keywords: checkin-needed
Depends on: 1400379
In today's Nightly, where this fix landed, the "Recent Updates" string in pt-PT now spans two rows even though there still seems to be enough space to fit in a single line.

I'm needinfo'ing :mstriemer even though I'm not sure if I should do it—I'm not very experienced with Bugzilla—so I'm sorry if I shouldn't have, but otherwise I'm not sure if this bug would be noticed again now that it's marked as resolved.
Flags: needinfo?(mstriemer)
Depends on: 1400813
The regression should be fixed by bug 1400379. Long titles now get truncated with an ellipsis and the full string is shown in the tooltip on hover.
Flags: needinfo?(mstriemer)
This looks fixed in latest FF 57 for PT-pt (please see latest screenshot attached). Can we mark the issue as verified?
Flags: needinfo?(gustavo.silva)
Attached image Postfix screenshot
This caused some regressions which were fixed in bug 1400379, I'm not sure if we want this one to be marked as verified. That bug has already been fixed so it looks right, but this solution was to wrap the text and that no longer happens.
In any case, I do confirm the issue has been fixed in pt-PT.
Flags: needinfo?(gustavo.silva)
Since is marked as verified,I think that we can mark this as verified too and open separate issues if we will find another problems here.

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