Increase number of characters in task name

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25 Nov, 2013 05:59 PM

I've just bought this app and it appears to do everything I need - the only issue I'm having is that its limited to about 35 characters for a task. Unfortunately, because of the way I number my projects it leaves very little visible and its hard to see what project/task I'm editing; i.e., a project/task name may be…

12345 - [Client name here] Project title goes here followed by date (Nov '13)

…but ends up being displayed as…

12345 - [Client name here] Project

With a long(ish) client name you don't even see the task (project) description. Is it possible to increase the number of characters in a project name? I've been using 'Tyme' which allows this but it seems to be the only shortcoming I can find with Timelime - if it were possible to expand the menu window horizontally this would be the icing on the cake.

Other than that its great!

  1. 1 Posted by Moz on 28 Nov, 2013 04:33 PM

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    Bump... any idea if there's a chance of this being implemented?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Niko on 28 Nov, 2013 11:08 PM

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    Hi Moz,

    thank you for your suggestion and sorry for the late reply.

    Right now the task names are limited to a certain number of pixels. I have done this to avoid using abbreviations in the pie chart and other places.

    Besides you I have had other people requesting the possibility of longer task names. So I am going to implement this feature in one of the upcoming updates. I have added this feature to my todo list of version 1.3.

    I don't know if it makes sense in your case, but until then you could structure your tasks like that:

    12345 [parent task]
    Client name [subtask] Project title + date [subtask]

    The possibility of expanding the menu bar panel and the leftmost column of the main window is a great idea. Thank you for that. I'll see what I can do.


  3. 3 Posted by Moz on 29 Nov, 2013 08:12 AM

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    Hi, thanks for the reply. I'll give what you suggest a try and see how it goes. Look forward to seeing it in the near future.

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