Closed Bug 1499109 Opened 2 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Wrap extension name instead of truncating

Categories

(Toolkit :: Add-ons Manager, defect, P2)

64 Branch
defect

Tracking

()

VERIFIED FIXED
mozilla64
Tracking Status
firefox-esr60 --- unaffected
firefox62 --- unaffected
firefox63 --- unaffected
firefox64 --- verified
firefox65 --- verified

People

(Reporter: alice0775, Assigned: mstriemer)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: [ux-decision-needed])

Attachments

(4 files)

Attached image screenshot
There is no valid reason to truncate the label.
Summary: The label of extension name is too short, and truncated despite having enough blank space → Wrap extension name instead of truncating
Attached image wrapped.png
I have 17 add-ons and none of them truncate so this seems like a bit of an outlier, however wrapping is probably nicer.

What do you think Emanuela?
Flags: needinfo?(emanuela)
Whiteboard: [ux-decision-needed]
I discussed this with Emanuela and it would be better if the extension had a shorter name. She's checking with some other UXers if we're better off truncating in hopes of the extension shortening its name or wrapping to make it look a little better with long names.
Priority: -- → P2
Assignee: nobody → mstriemer
Confirmed with Emanuela that wrapping is our best bet here.
Flags: needinfo?(emanuela)
(In reply to Mark Striemer [:mstriemer] from comment #2)
> I discussed this with Emanuela and it would be better if the extension had a
> shorter name. She's checking with some other UXers if we're better off
> truncating in hopes of the extension shortening its name or wrapping to make
> it look a little better with long names.

I'd also like to add that some languages will have longer names due to language constructs. So asking of "shorter names" isn't that friendly.
See Also: → 1499666
(In reply to Jared Wein [:jaws] (Regression Engineering Owner for 65) (please needinfo? me) from comment #5)
> (In reply to Mark Striemer [:mstriemer] from comment #2)
> > I discussed this with Emanuela and it would be better if the extension had a
> > shorter name. She's checking with some other UXers if we're better off
> > truncating in hopes of the extension shortening its name or wrapping to make
> > it look a little better with long names.
> 
> I'd also like to add that some languages will have longer names due to
> language constructs. So asking of "shorter names" isn't that friendly.

There is a bigger effort here. We're working on new content guidelines and the extensions and theme manager will change even more in the future... We just needed to figure out what we're doing in this transition time :) 

As someone who doesn't speak English as first language I assure you that I'll be really mindful about other languages limitation.
Pushed by mstriemer@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/54315f38f905
Wrap extension name in about:addons r=jaws
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/54315f38f905
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla64
Attached image Bug1499109.png
I was able to reproduce this issue on Firefox 62.0.3(20181001155545) under Win 7 64-bit and  Mac OS X 10.13.3.

This issue is verified as fixed on Firefox 65.0a1(20181022220734) and Firefox 64.0b3 (20181022150107) under Win 7 64-bit and Mac OS X 10.13.3.

Please see the attached screenshot.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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