Long titles in Binder

Normally titles in Binder or on one row and are then clipped. Is there a way to wrap long titles in Binder so they appear on several rows?


No, there’s no way to do this. Getting variable row heights in a Cocoa outline view or table view is somewhat hellish. I’ve managed to do it for the outliner, but it took a lot of hacking and workarounds that are not really suitable for the binder.

Would it be possible to have ‘fly-outs’? I’m not sure what they’re called, but I’m referring to when the mouse pointer hovers over a long name whose view has been trucated and the entire name appears over everything. It disappears when you move the mouse pointer off it.

I’m just asking because I, too, use long filenames. Note that I also have no idea about programming these things so I may be asking for the moon.

This happens automatically on Leopard. They seem to have changed the way they worked since early Leopard betas, though. In earlier betas, you got proper fly-outs - white boxes that would appear immediately when your mouse was over them. Now they seem to work the same as tooltips, with a bigger delay, which is annoying.

Ah, thanks, Keith.

My first reaction was, “No, they don’t.” Then I read the rest of your note and went and tried it.

Yep, they do! I just wasn’t waiting long enough.

Thanks for the tip. :slight_smile: