Tab labels too long to display properly in v.5.2

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16 May, 2018 08:22 PM

In all previous versions of OSX VoodooPad, a tab would be labelled with the name of the page, e.g. "Page1"

In version 5.2, each tab is labelled with the name of the document followed by the page name, e.g. "Document1.vpdoc: Page1"

The problem with this is that with more than 4 or 5 tabs open on my MacBook screen, all I can see of each tab label is the document name followed by "...", e.g. "Document1.vpdoc:..." The information that I most need to see (the page name) is cut off because there's no room to display it.

Could there be a preferences option for how tabs are labelled, please, so that people viewing on a laptop screen can actually see the page names?

  1. 1 Posted by Sarah on 17 May, 2018 03:23 PM

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    Hi Hawfinch,

    Thanks for posting. Could you share your platform details (Mac model, macOS version) so we can take a closer look at this issue?


    Primate Labs Inc.

  2. 2 Posted by Hawfinch on 17 May, 2018 10:12 PM

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    MacBook Pro 13-inch early 2015, OS 10.12.6

    I've attached a snapshot to illustrate the problem. See how every tab label gets truncated, so you can only see the document name, not the page name.

  3. 3 Posted by Sarah on 18 May, 2018 03:32 PM

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    Hi Hawfinch,

    Thanks for providing those details. There is a known issue where some users' tabs are displaying the document name (as you've shown in your screenshot). We will take a look at this as soon as we can and I'll let you know if I have any updates.

    Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

    Warm regards,

    Primate Labs Inc.

  4. 4 Posted by Daniel on 09 Jun, 2018 05:38 AM

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    I also have the problem with tabs displaying document name instead of page name. MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015), MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1314).

  5. 5 Posted by kidslow on 28 Oct, 2018 03:56 PM

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    I have this same problem, and to be honest it detracts from the usability of Voodoopad, and seems like it would be a simple fix. I am a longtime user of VDP, going back to Gus days, and don't recall this being an issue in previous versions. Please, at a minimum allow the display of tab names to be customizable, so the user can decided whether to include the document name plus the tab name - or just the tab name.

  6. 6 Posted by Sarah on 02 Nov, 2018 07:09 PM

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    @kidslow, which version of macOS are you running?

    Also out of curiosity, what is your setting under 'System Preferences > Dock > Prefer tabs when opening documents' (if this setting is available in macOS Sierra, as it is in later versions)?

  7. 7 Posted by kidslow on 24 Nov, 2018 09:17 PM

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    @Sarah, 10.12.6 and "Prefer tabs when opening documents" is set to "in Full Screen Only"

  8. 8 Posted by Hawfinch on 30 Dec, 2018 12:23 AM

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    For what it's worth, I tried all three settings of "System Prefs > Dock > Prefer tabs when opening documents". None of them fixes the problem.

    Is this a Sierra specific bug? I've not felt any need to switch to Mojave yet, but if anyone can confirm that doing so would fix this bug, I might take the plunge.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by John on 08 Jan, 2019 03:24 PM

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    This is an issue that is specific to macOS 10.12 (the document name is always included in the tab name). Apple fixed the issue in macOS 10.13.

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