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Displaying Contacts with nicknames truncated in most interfaces #1391

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hmelman opened this issue Feb 13, 2013 · 3 comments
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Displaying Contacts with nicknames truncated in most interfaces #1391

hmelman opened this issue Feb 13, 2013 · 3 comments
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@hmelman hmelman commented Feb 13, 2013

The recent (B71?) changes to displaying labels vs names has made contacts with nicknames display oddly in most interfaces, particularly Bezel.

As an example. I have a Contact:
First: Mike
Last: Daninhirsch
Nickname: Doof

If I search for Mike the result in bezel's first pane is "Mike Daninhirsch"
If I search for Doof the result in bezel's first pane is "Mike Danin…f Daninhirsch" which is kinda useless.

It used to show "Doof Daninhirsch" (it does in the manual :) and I think it should again. If the nickname has a space in it, then it should just show the nickname, without appending the last name.

I've always found it odd that Contacts displayed "company" in the details field. In this case perhaps that could be used to display the full name. Also it seems QS doesn't index Maiden name. That would be nice and it should display similar to how I'm describing nickname.

This isn't a problem in wide interfaces like Primer, Nostromo and Window but it is in all the rest (Bezel, Bezel Classic, Cube, Flashlight, Menu, Mini and Mini-Bezel).

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@skurfer skurfer added this to the 2.0.0 milestone Mar 3, 2014
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@skurfer skurfer commented Mar 3, 2014

Assigned this to the 2.0 milestone. I know I’ve discussed this with @hmelman before, but it must have been IRC, so it’s not recorded here.

Basically, interfaces should be able to turn off the “Label ↔︎ Name” thing and show only what matched.

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@skurfer skurfer commented Jan 24, 2016

OK, @hmelman. If you set the update type to Developer Previews and get the latest update, there should be a new preference to take care of this.

Go to Preferences → Appearance and uncheck “Always Show Name”.

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@hmelman hmelman commented Jan 25, 2016

Fantastic.

pjrobertson pushed a commit that referenced this issue Jan 30, 2016
* rename the rankedStringIsName to showRankedStringOnly to better reflect its new behavior
* rearrange boolean tests so faster ones are tried first

fixes #1391, fixes #2133
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