event/task text does not wrap rendering it unreadable except in day view



15 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: avallidis, Unassigned)


Bug Flags:
wanted-calendar0.8 -



(1 attachment)



15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

In the week, multiweek, and month views, event text does not wrap.  This renders
the subject unreadable if it is longer than a few characters.  If the text
wrapped, the user would not have to switch to the day view or mouse over the
event in order to read the subject lines of the events.  This would be
especially effective in the week view as there is room to wrap text in the
larger boxes.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an even with a subject line longer than 10 or so characters.
2. View calendar in the week (or other) view.

Actual Results:  
Subject lines are cut off rather than wrapped.

Expected Results:  
Wrap the text.
Please update the serverity to enhancement, this is not a bug.
updated the sverity =)
Severity: minor → enhancement
Confirming. HW/OS -> All
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All
QA Contact: gurganbl → sunbird
Reassigning all automatically assigned bugs from Mostafa to nobody@m.o

Bugspam filter: TorontoMostafaMove
Assignee: mostafah → nobody


13 years ago
Depends on: 353007

Comment 5

12 years ago
I would not want an event's title to wrap in month view because there is already very limited space.

Comment 6

12 years ago
It would be nice to have the option; you could turn it off if you didn't want it.

For me, it would be indispensible. I track homework assignments and use month view. So little space is available that I can see that something is due, but I can't see what it IS. Please allow either a simple "wrap" option for titles in views, or an integer for maximum number of lines to show.
Duplicate of this bug: 383404


12 years ago
Flags: blocking-calendar0.7?
Component: Sunbird Only → Calendar Views
QA Contact: sunbird → views
Summary: event /task text does not wrap in calendar views rendering it unreadable except in day view → event/task text does not wrap rendering it unreadable except in day view
Event texts will be wrapped as a result of bug 304741 in the day and multiday views.

Event texts in the month and multiweek view don't wrap, I'm not sure we want this to happen though. There is not too much space in the multiweek view day boxes, and we are looking for ways to enhance this behavior (see bug 312830).

I think an option would make this behavior better, but then again we don't want a UI option for every little thing that can be changed. Maybe being able to set the wrapping via (about:config) preference would work, then a small stub extension to enable/disable wrapping could be created.
helping to mass reassign from requesting blocking‑calendar0.7 to wanted‑calendar0.8.
Flags: blocking-calendar0.7? → wanted-calendar0.8?
Setting wanted0.8- as the main Calendar developers will not devote any time to
this in the 0.8 timeframe. Patches are, of course, always welcome.
Flags: wanted-calendar0.8? → wanted-calendar0.8-
Duplicate of this bug: 169011

Comment 12

7 years ago
Created attachment 596632 [details]
Screenshot showing wasted space which could be used to wrap event text

I don't think a UI option is necessary.  In multiweek and month views, the event text should be wrapped wherever there is sufficient space to do so.  Currently my calendar has lots of days with just one or two time-associated events; only the first couple characters of these are visible in month view, yet the majority of the space allocated to each day is completely blank.  (See attached screenshot.)  There's no reason why the size of the events shouldn't be expanded to fit the available space.  Without this it's necessary to open or mouse-over the events just to see what they are.

Comment 13

7 years ago
Related bug: Bug 542734
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