Bug Filed on 04-18-2016: Cayenne Dashboard Widget Text Layout

What dashboard are you using? (Web, iOS, Android)
WEB, IOS , Android

What OS? (Jessie, Wheezy)

What Model Pi?

B+ , Pi2

Please describe the bug / issue. Attaching any relevant screenshots would be very helpful!
The explanation / Function of the Widget has the icon interfering with text on long descriptions, will this be addressed at some stage for busy Dashboards ? I have attached part of my dash to show the issue.

Thanks !

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First off…nice dashboard!

Yikes, was can improve this. I’ll send this over to the design team.

Question though, what would you expect to happen in cases for the text is very long?

  • Should the text cut off and show the full length only on mouse hover over? (Ex: “Pavement/Driveway Cam Switch Opera…”)

  • Perhaps we put a character limit in place to restrict long descriptions.

  • We have a feature upcoming where you can manually re-size the widget. This would enable you to make the widget larger, thus increasing area for description text. However, you wouldn’t have a perfect puzzle fit dashboard anymore.

Or you can just say, “I don’t care figure it out!”. Haha.


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How’s it looking now?


Looks like the description is on one line now. Still cutoff and gets more cutoff if the size of the application is dragged smaller. I guess the descriptions would need to be shorter - but its not interfering with the ICON anymore. How is the landscape orientation coming on I really looking forward to that to finish off my raspberry home automation base station !!! Need the horizontal to test and manage the GPIO pins on the one phone. The other is the GPRS SMS phone which pulls down pins and opens the front gate ! I have about 10 circuits all over the house managed by this station. Thanks for adding another “page” to Cayenne dashboard.

Hey @adlardb ,

Yep, that’s our solution for widgets with text that spills over. Going to resolve this topic if you don’t mind.

Haven’t been able to work on landscape orientation yet. It’s in our road map, we’ll work on it.

By the way, we’d love to see the your home automation base station :slight_smile:

See you around, and keep you updated on the landscape orientation.