This is an annoying issue, but we don't have time to fix it this cycle. Sorry.
** Tags removed: rls-bb-incoming ** Tags added: rls-bb-notfixing -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to gnome-shell in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/968213 Title: Too many icons in Gnome Shell Activities Overview require ellipses Status in GNOME Shell: Confirmed Status in Ubuntu GNOME: Confirmed Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu: Triaged Bug description: Several apps in the default Ubuntu 17.04 or 17.10 install have Ellipses when shown in GNOME Shell's Activities Overview. This was made worse by switching GNOME Shell to use the Ubuntu font because the Ubuntu font is a bit wider than GNOME's default Cantarell font so some apps that didn't require ellipses in 17.04 require them now in 17.10 Alpha. The upstream GNOME bug proposes that apps names be allowed to use 2 lines. This is similar to what the Settings app (gnome-control-center) does. This is also really bad for languages that use more characters than English. Original Bug Title ------------------ Gnome Shell Activities Overview should show full names on mouse hover Original Bug Report ------------------- The title says it all --- especially when choosing recent documents, if they start with the same say 12 or 14 letters, it's impossible to differentiate them (see attached screenshot). When mouse is hovering an icon, the full name of the application/document should be shown. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-shell/+bug/968213/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp