Longer widget names

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by WaRrK, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    Is there any way to have a longer widget name in the widget dock? I have a widget called "Air Traffic Control" which is a longer name than mine, but mine gets truncated with "..."

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    #2
    No, the widgets just get cut off after a certain point. Can I ask why it matters? You barely ever see the widget bar ever.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    #3
    Is that name (ATC) longer than yours in the sense of number of characters or space taken up? It's the later that matters, and a proportional font is being used. :eek:
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    I'm a perfectionist and would prefer the look of it not being truncated, and whilst its true - you hardly see it - I'm just fussy ;)

    As for proportional fonts I think you've nailed it - I've just laid them out and whilst ATC is 19 to my 18 chars, mine is longer on the page!

    Should have thought of that really! :eek:

    Bah, I'll just give it another name! Thanks for the replies!

    Take care,
    Ash
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    For information - it looks like "Air Traffic Control" is about the maximum length in width that the dock will support - useful thing to measure against in the future!
     

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