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  Double-click to expand a super wide column (process name) ruins your

Status in gnome-system-monitor package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Google Chrome has long process names. By long I mean hundreds and
  hundreds of characters wide (see picture). Without knowing this I
  unsuspectingly double-clicked the process name column edge in the
  processes tab, and ended up with a column that stretched far, far to
  the right. The only way to get back to normal was to scroll to the far
  right and tediously grab the column and shrink it manually over and
  over until it got back to normal.

  Before doing that I tried double-clicking again to try and make it
  shrink to its smallest size -- that didn't work. I generally tend to
  expect the reverse operation to work when working with UI. Open-Close,
  Expand-Collapse, Show-Hide, etc.

  After doing that I -- unfortunately -- tried to disable the process
  name column in the column context menu (right click). That made
  everything worse. Another column took over the super wide column that
  previously held process names, and pretty much every other existing
  column seemingly disappeared from the table. After some head-
  scratching I figured out that all other columns had collapsed into
  zero width.

  I tried restarting the application -- didn't work; it had saved my
  column setup.

  Adjusting some column widths went from a simple task to becoming a
  real chore.

  I expected to be able to collapse the column the same way I expanded it. I 
also expected all other columns to keep their own sizes when disabling/hiding a 
column. In hindsight I now also expect column expansion to have some kind of 
sanity check.

  I was positive that I had included the scroll bars in the screenshots, but 
apparently they timed out and disappeared, so the pictures kind of fail to 
illustrate the extent of the column width.

  Description:  Ubuntu 17.10
  Release:      17.10

    Installed: 3.26.0-1
    Candidate: 3.26.0-1
    Version table:
   *** 3.26.0-1 500
          500 artful/main amd64 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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