This question has been asked before but that was over 6 years ago and I'm hoping to get a more updated answer.

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Basically when I search for an application, if the name is too long it's shortened with an ellipsis (...). I want to know how to change it so that the whole name is displayed. Example: When searching for "Master of Orion

I hope it's OK to ask for an updated answer.

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME Shell 64-bit.

  • I had the same question right after installing Master of Orion 2 too ;) – Konrad Jun 3 at 16:44

As a workaround you may use a GNOME shell extension called Applications Overview Tooltip. It

Shows a tooltip over applications icons on applications overview with complete application name and description.

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(screenshot source: extension's homepage at extensions.gnome.org)

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