Problem of Not Being Able to View Entire Long Notebook Titles

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Joplin version


Desktop version info

Joplin 2.13.15 (prod, win32)

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Agenda: 3.7.1
Bible Quote: 2.1.0
Calendar: 1.0.0-rc2
Random note: 1.0.3
ReMoods Theme: 4.6.1
To Google Search: 1.0.0
Toggle Editor Menu & Keyboard Shortcut: 1.0.1

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What issue do you have?

Dear Joplin Developers,

I have been a user of the application for a long time. While generally satisfied, I have identified three issues in the application, two of which I consider significant and one less important. These are:

1-) In both the PC and Android versions of Joplin (when using the phone vertically), notebook titles get cut off if they are long, making them unreadable in their entirety.

2-) When searching in the note search box using |, &, - characters, even if the words are correct, no results are displayed. There might be other problematic characters as well, but for now, I have identified these.

3-) A less critical issue is that sometimes, when activating or deactivating an extension in the PC's extension section and restarting the application, the extension does not properly activate or deactivate. This process needs to be repeated. I have encountered this issue frequently, especially when using a large number of extensions.

I am raising this issue primarily for the first problem. However, if anyone has insights into the other problems, feel free to share.

The inability to scroll long notebook titles in Joplin, causing them to not fit in the space, is indeed a significant problem. However, there is a solution in the PC version. The "ReMoods Theme v4.6.1" extension developed by the developer @Sinacs can both accommodate long titles and, if the title is too long, provide a scrolling bar at the bottom, allowing us to move the title left and right. In other words, there is a solution to this problem. Therefore, my hope is that the valuable Joplin developers will bring this solution to both the Joplin PC and mobile versions. Especially in the mobile version, all notebook titles could be visible in the "share" screen without the need to turn the phone sideways.

For reference, I am sharing screenshots illustrating the difference between the default Joplin theme and the ReMoods Theme v4.6.1.

Thank you!


1.) For desktop, copy and paste the below code snippet into your userchrome.css. Adapted from the Remoods theme notebook item scrollbar code, it provides the solution you propose.

.sidebar .list-item-container > .list-item {
  display: flex;
  border-bottom: 1px solid #FFFFFF;
  overflow-x: scroll;

I don't know any solutions for mobile.

2.) Prefixing search with a slash / will switch to basic search. This can be slower than full text search, but doesn't ignore non-alphabetical characters. For example: /"- [ ]" returns all notes with unchecked checkboxes. You can verify this information and more from the Searching docs page.

3.) I don't know any solutions for this.

For future reference:

Please search relevant docs for solutions before asking for support. This advice applies to Joplin features, plugin code, and any other topic.

Please describe a single specific issue per support thread. This streamlines discussion and improves discoverability for issues and solutions.

First of all, thanks for your response. Since I'm already using the ReMoods Theme v4.6.1 extension, I don't feel the need to make the change you mentioned. However, I believe it would be more appropriate for developers to implement this as a solution. What do you think?

Yes, there is no solution on mobile. Fixing this issue on the mobile side is crucial since we cannot use the ReMoods Theme v4.6.1 extension on mobile. Are you a developer? You can share your opinion on this matter.

I'm glad that the second issue is not a bug.

Thanks for your advice. However, the primary issue I highlighted in my support request was the first one. I mentioned the others as optional. Thanks to your response, there is no need to open a new topic for the second issue. The third issue is not very important. I shared it for informational purposes.

The CSS provides a desktop solution to this thread topic without needing the unmaintained Remoods theme.

My opinion is for you to check out the first paragraph of this post in your other thread. Follow its advice instead: log a Github bug quoting their proposal (which matches yours) and any other relevant information, describe one issue per topic, etc.

Dear Muzak,

I don't want to bother editing the CSS file. Also, I didn't just mention an issue related to me. If you examine the screenshots I shared, the problem of incomplete topic titles exists only in the official Joplin version. Since even an "unsupported" plugin like ReMoods Theme v4.6.1 has managed to fix this issue, why haven't Joplin developers addressed this issue on both PC and mobile sides? Do you have a response to this? Please don't dismiss me with indirect answers when I'm pointing out an obvious issue. If you don't think this is a "bug," you can test it on your own Joplin application.

Others not using the Remoods theme can use the above CSS to view entire long notebook titles on desktop.

As for your questions, please reread the existing replies to your threads on this issue.

Let's not waste time with vague and off-topic responses. I'm waiting for responses with concrete suggestions and contributions. Information from developers about fixing this on both PC and mobile is especially important. I emphasize once again that this issue has already been resolved by @Sinacs. If the developers are not addressing this issue, either they are incapable of doing so (which seems unlikely) or they are not prioritizing this problem, which I find even more concerning.

Somewhat-related GitHub issue for mobile: Mobile: Deep folder nesting results in unreadable titles · Issue #9858 · laurent22/joplin · GitHub

I thank you and everyone involved for your efforts. Since the issue has been opened on Github, I am marking this topic as resolved. I believe the valuable developers will find a solution to the problem. Thank you!

Please note that the issue above is only part of what's being discussed here. In particular, it's related to notebook titles on mobile in the dropdown folder selector. As such, it might make sense to keep this thread unresolved for now.

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Sure, thanks!