Re: Wrap kanban/gallery card text?

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I’m going to presume the answer is “no”, but is there really no way to wrap the text (esp title text) of a card when presented in kanban or gallery view?

Has anyone found the CSS rules that can be changed in Developer Tools, perhaps?

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The relevant CSS class is .truncate, which is applied to card title links…

.truncate {
    max-width: 100%;
    overflow: hidden;
    overflow-x: hidden;
    overflow-y: hidden;
    text-overflow: ellipsis;
    white-space: nowrap;

If white-space were disabled or set to normal, truncation would be disabled and card titles would wrap.

Although they would appear a little untidily due to lack of vertical padding.

Hi Airtable team, I hope you are aware that the Kanban view is basically unusable without better handling of the card title. I think there is a 23 character cut off. That's is not a good solution. Please look at any other tool on the market that uses cards. Wrap the text, shrink the font and add more character count, etc. Anything. PLEASE!

Agreed. I also currently have the impression the Kanban board only "looks" like a kanban board, but isn't actually functional as one in any kind of task/project management. Mainly due to the 23 character cutoff. It gives the impression that it's designed more as a tool to categorize items or people with short-ish names, for which I guess this UX would work. The short titles really break the functionality, causing me to use table view, Notion, or Trello for task tracking.