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I've been using gnome-shell and I really like it. I was wondering though if it's possible to somehow get gnome-shell to display the full name of an application in the activities->applications browser if the name is too long. For an example of what I mean:

Full name isn't shown

I have two icons for Battle for Wesnoth in the Games filter. Both of them apparently have names too long to display entirely and end in "...". Is there a way to either tell gnome-shell to display the names or to have them appear as a tooltip or something?

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This question looks like it could also be relevant in cases of long filenames, etc. –  WarriorIng64 Nov 2 '11 at 17:29
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I played around with the gnome-shell.css (/usr/share/themes/[your-current-theme]), after I copied that to /home/user/.themes. There is a section called Apps where you can change the grid size of the grid on which the icons are aligned - if you make that bigger (change contact grid entry accordingly) you will see more. There is even more possible but that all kind of workaround. Unfortunately I do not know enough about CSS to add a pop-up or something when hovering the icons. –  cuichi Nov 9 '11 at 8:56
    
Add it as an answer. You'll at least get an upvote from me and if nobody else responds you'll earn the bounty. –  Dason Nov 9 '11 at 14:04
    
Ok, I will do so eventually. But maybe I can come up with a better solution - just need some more time. –  cuichi Nov 10 '11 at 12:25

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I played around with the gnome-shell.css (/usr/share/themes/[your-current-theme]), after I copied that folder to /home/user/.themes. In the gnome-shell.css is a section called Apps where you can change the grid size of the grid on which the icons are aligned - if you make that bigger (change contact grid entry accordingly) you will see more.

I also tried to find how the pop-ups, like on the overview sidebar, work - however I could not find that. Seems like that has nothing to do with CSS.

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I really want this as well. I have on several occasions seen multiple items with the same (shortened with "...") name, unable to differentiate.

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