(appfinder) Optimize layout of text labels next to small icons.
Submitted by Andrzej
Assigned to Nick Schermer
This issue affects two configurations:
- "View items as icons" OFF (called later "list mode")
- "View items as icons" ON and "Text beside icons" ON (called later "icon mode").
When the user selects a "smaller" or "very small" item icon size, it hardly makes any difference in terms of the number of items visible in the window. This is because the item size becomes limited by the number of text label rows, not by the icon size. This eliminates any benefits of having small icon sizes (in case of the "icon mode" items with smaller icons can even be taller than with larger icons).
- List mode. Currently two labels (a name and a comment) are always arranged vertically. One solution is to arrange them horizontally when height of two rows of labels is larger than the icon size.
- Icon mode. Name of the application is displayed next to the icon. At small icon sizes it is often wrapped in two or three rows of text making the height of the item row much larger. One solution would be using ellipsis on long application names.