Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#4764 closed Enhancement (fixed)

file names should have a tooltip

Reported by: gulyan Owned by: jordan
Priority: Normal Milestone: 2.51
Component: GTK+ Client Version: 2.42
Severity: Trivial Keywords:
Cc: gulyan89@…


A minor thing that was bugging me for years is that file names in the properties dialog don't have a tooltip.

I've posted this message on launchpad and I'm upstreaming it here along with my patch.


Sometimes filenames are too long to be displayed and are trunked. If you are only interested in downloading some of the files, a tooltip on file names is most usefull, especialy if the files have the same prefix and you need to check the endings.

The alternative is to increase the size of the name column and then to scroll to the right.

Personally, I find the tooltip version more convenient.


I've attached a patch to add the tooltip based on the latest source from svn. The file modified is gtk/file-list.c Note, the patch was made with git.

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files_tooltip.patch (2.9 KB) - added by gulyan 6 years ago.
files tooltip

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Change History (7)

Changed 6 years ago by gulyan

files tooltip

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by gulyan

  • Cc gulyan89@… added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by gulyan


Any opinion on this?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by jordan

  • Milestone changed from None Set to 2.51
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Yes, I like both the idea and the patch.

Sorry for not responding sooner. I'll merge this patch after 2.50 gets officially rolled out.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by jordan

Thanks for the polite bump, btw :)

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by gulyan

Glad you like it.

Hope to see it in the repo soon :)

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by jordan

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Patch applied in r13243. Thanks!

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