feature request: maximum tab width

Asked by Jakub Klinkovský on 2012-12-14

I have one feature request: the option to set maximum length of tab text. I have many pdfs with very long name and it gets very chaotic when several of them are open and the full name is displayed in tab.

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Adam Reichold
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2012-12-15
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Best Adam Reichold (adamreichold) said : #1

Hello Jakub,

We are currently using Qt's default method for elding text [1] which is supposed to shorten the tab title as necessary. But how this is done exactly is style dependent. As this is so, this is something I do not like to override by force, but rather you can try using modifying the Qt stylesheet used by qpdfview as basically being described in [2] and the manual page and with further information in [3] and especially [4]. I hope this helps you the make the program behave according to your needs.

Best regards, Adam.

P.S.: I suppose the question in the Arch User Repository is answered by this as well?

[1] https://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/qtabbar.html#elideMode-prop

[2] https://lists.launchpad.net/qpdfview/msg00142.html

[3] https://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/stylesheet.html

[4] https://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/qtabbar.html

Hi,
I used this in ~/.config/qpdfview/qpdfview.conf:
styleSheet="QTabBar::tab { height: 28px; max-width: 180px; }"
Thanks for the hints, I was not aware of the possibility of modifying the stylesheet in qpdfview.conf.
Jakub

Thanks Adam Reichold, that solved my question.