Bug: 4.2a Beta 3: Truncated text in info panel

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 26 2010 2:10 PM | Locked

I see this every so often and have not determined when it happens and when it doesn't, but I finally managed to get a screen shot. Notice that the text in the citation is truncated at the bottom and there's no scroll bar:

If I click on the "more >>" link to expand the descriptive text, then a scroll bar shows up and the citation is no longer truncated when I scroll to the bottom:

It always appears to be reproducible for that book, but not all books with long descriptive text have this problem, and not all window sizes cause the problem. For example, with this book which also has a "more >>" button when I size the Library too small to display all the descriptive text, the citation is not truncated. Maybe it's only when the citation is more than two lines worth of text???

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 26 2010 2:15 PM | Locked

Another example that supports my theory that this happens only when the citation text is more than 2 (or maybe 3) lines and the window is so short vertically that the description is shown with a "more >>" button:

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 26 2010 3:26 PM | Locked

Is it affected by the height of the pane? ie. will the truncation disappear when you adjust the height?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 26 2010 7:49 PM | Locked

Dave Hooton:

Is it affected by the height of the pane? ie. will the truncation disappear when you adjust the height?

No. Not as long as there is still a "more >>" button. Of course if I had a big enough screen and could adjust the window height so that the entire descriptive text AND the 3+ lines worth of citation text could appear, then the truncation would go away. But there's no need to truncate at all if there's a possibility of creating a scroll bar, which happens when you expand the "more >>" text. Either that, or chop off the descriptive text earlier so that there's room for all the lines of the citation text. There's just no excuse for truncation when there's no way to scroll to see the rest of it. Unless the window size were really obscenely small. But mine is just normal full laptop screen sized.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 26 2010 8:16 PM | Locked

Rosie Perera:
No. Not as long as there is still a "more >>" button.

I couldn't reproduce it even with 5 lines of citation about the same width as your pane! It wouldn't surprise me if this was an MS issue.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 26 2010 8:49 PM | Locked

Dave Hooton:

I couldn't reproduce it even with 5 lines of citation about the same width as your pane! It wouldn't surprise me if this was an MS issue.

Were you trying on the Mac? If not, what version of Windows?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 26 2010 9:21 PM | Locked

Rosie Perera:
Were you trying on the Mac?

What's that? Does that appear below my signatureSmile

Rosie Perera:
what version of Windows?

The one on my laptop!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 26 2010 9:44 PM | Locked

Dave Hooton:

Rosie Perera:
Were you trying on the Mac?

What's that? Does that appear below my signatureSmile

Oops, I never notice those, as they're in lighter type. It's just that you mentioned you thought it was an MS problem, and you didn't have it, so therefore I jumped to conclusions. I knew you weren't a Mac user, so I don't know what I was thinking.

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 27 2010 4:35 AM | Locked

If this is not reproducible by others I would strongly suspect a graphics driver issue.

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 27 2010 7:16 AM | Locked

Dominick Sela:

If this is not reproducible by others I would strongly suspect a graphics driver issue.

 

Oh and FYI I was not able to reproduce with that book - I tried all kinds of things and the text never truncates.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 27 2010 3:15 PM | Locked

Rosie Perera:
It's just that you mentioned you thought it was an MS problem

I had intended to use WPF but the name escaped me at the time!

However, it could be a graphics driver issue as Dom remarks.

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Darren Paul Wright | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 27 2010 4:54 PM | Locked

I was able to replicate the problem. I'll see if I can get it fixed for the next beta.

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