macOS 10.11-10.13: tool tips truncated

• Dec 26, 2019 - 09:11
Reported version
3.x-dev
Type
Graphical (UI)
Frequency
Once
Severity
S4 - Minor
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
Yes
Workaround
Yes
Project

Tool Tips on macOS are truncated at around 25-26 characters using the default font.

Version
OS: OS X El Capitan (10.11), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.4.0., revision: 9c1b6fc

An example: File -> Parts… -> hover over buttons All Parts / Single Part

Result

  • New part for each instrum
  • New part for single instrum

Expected result

  • New part for each instrument
  • New part for single instrument

Workaround:

Preferences -> General -> (under Theme) Font face: change from ".SF NS Text" to "Tahoma"

Regression: yes, displays full tool tip in 2.3.2 by default (2.3.2 does not have the ability to change the font)


Comments

Works for me (see full texts for those two buttons) in macOS 10.15, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.4.0.24689, revision: 684f74e

Adding the Concert Pitch button tool tip (since what is truncated seems relative to the full string length (e.g. as a percentage) rather than an absolute character limit (e.g. 25/26 as I initially thought)

Full string (shown correctly when switching Tahoma font)

New part for each instrument
New part for selected voices/instruments (string was recently changed, as seen in 3.4Beta)
Switch between concert/sounding pitch and transposing/written pitch

Result (when using ".SF NS Text" font, initially or switching back)

New part for each instrum # 3 chars truncated
New part for selected voices/instrum # 3 chars truncated
Switch between concert/sounding pitch and transposing/writ # 9 chars truncated

When you switch back to ".SF NS Text", the tool tips truncate again (change is immediate, no app restart required)

Title macOS: tool tips truncated macOS 10.11-10.13: tool tips truncated

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