Bug report #10498
Better resize the width of textbox and title in Properties of items in Print Composer (need by some languages)
|Affected QGIS version:||2.2.0||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||Yes||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||18908|
The title of some options in the Print Composer is displayed on two lines instead of one.
In French for instance, the attached file shows the properties of a legend in Map composer.
The title of certain options cannot hold on a line. They are then presented on two lines, not always readable. One can think that widen the frame should solve the problem but when you do so, only the space dedicated to the values widen itself. It looks like if in the current configuration, the title has its width (blocked) and the text box gets the rest of space (depending on how wide is the "Properties" tab).
IMHO, This is not a good option especially as the contents of these text boxes are widely lower than 10 characters. we know that, we know their limits but we don't know how many characters will require the translation of the title in another language.
I think that, by default, text boxes should have a minimum width (let's say the space needed by 10 characters) and their title should be as large as possible (so that all languages (or most of them) could have their title hold on one line).
Then, when the user resizes the tab, only the text box can be widened (as it is done now). We'd already ensured the user will read all the title.