Match width exceeds default width when a hyperlink is added - workaround?

Greg shared this question 8 months ago
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I am using the Modern topic style - R mouse click on the link > topic information display settings.

What I want is the topic length to be based on the text length of the widest topic. However, when using "Format > Match width for selected topics" the topic length defaults to an internal length based upon the hyperlink length.

In the image below the topic width is a default width not based on the topic text but on a truncated hyperlink text of 40 characters "https://www.wunderground.com/forecast..." from the original hyperlink = https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/au/melbourne/IMELBO2204

In the last image I have truncated the hyperlink name, but topic length is still the length of the hyperlink and not the topic length.

Currently, I am using the modify topic length as a default method and shrinking the size to fit, but it is time intensive and defeats the purpose of having a match width widget under the layout menu.

Any work arounds to have the default length the topic text length?


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Topic length based on hyperlink length and not the topic text length.

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Hi Greg,

Match Width always sets everything to the size of the widest topic so that it does not truncate anything. There are 2 workarounds you could try:

1: Change the link title text so that it's shorter

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2: Hide link titles

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Hi Greg,

Match Width always sets everything to the size of the widest topic so that it does not truncate anything. There are 2 workarounds you could try:

1: Change the link title text so that it's shorter

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2: Hide link titles

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