Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#20821 closed Bug (fixed)

Permission names can be longer than the select box they are in

Reported by: django@… Owned by: Rudy Mutter
Component: contrib.admin Version: 1.5
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description

In the edit group / user pages, permission names are often larger than the select box they are placed in, which results in you being unable to see what permissions you are adding without some form of ugly workaround such as making the box larger with chromes inspect element. I've attached a screenshot demonstrating this issue.

Some possible ideas to fix this...
1) Make the select box resizeable
2) Make the select box larger
3) Make the select box have a horizontal scroll bar if required
4) Display the full permission name in a tool tip on mouse over

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2013-07-29-155137_724x437_scrot.png (44.1 KB) - added by django@… 3 years ago.
screenshot demonstrating permissions overflowing beyond the end of the select box

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Change History (7)

Changed 3 years ago by django@…

screenshot demonstrating permissions overflowing beyond the end of the select box

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Tim Graham

Needs documentation: unset
Needs tests: unset
Patch needs improvement: unset
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Rudy Mutter

Owner: changed from nobody to Rudy Mutter
Status: newassigned

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

I think I already made the selection box larger (likely in 1.6). Can you check how it looks like in the master branch?

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by Rudy Mutter

It is now bigger in master than in the screenshot attached to this ticket. People using this widget in the admin still could have select options that overflow outside the box. I've got a pull request that adds tooltips to the options using the built in 'title' attribute on HTML option elements here: https://github.com/rmutter/django/commit/c438cc2a3653644ea42987f7e65f6f638ca85f6c.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by Rudy Mutter <rudy@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In c438cc2a3653644ea42987f7e65f6f638ca85f6c:

Fixed #20821 -- Added tooltips to Admin SelectBox widget

The Admin widget, which can be used to filter multiple selects
can sometimes be too narrow and hide information such as
user permissions. This commit adds tooltips to the select
options so that a user can hover over and see the hidden text.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by Julien Phalip <jphalip@…>

In d5df914fe14fd96cec1cd3465852b8da72e7c5f6:

Merge pull request #1578 from rmutter/ticket_20821

Fixed #20821 -- Added tooltips to Admin SelectBox widget

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