Full title of search result on mouseover (titles are truncated on smaller screens)
Problem: Summon users who have smaller display screens (such as laptops) are not seeing the full title for search results – instead search results are being truncated with the remainder of the title not visible for the user.
For academic journal articles that often have long titles, this means that users are not able to properly identify a search result’s relevance.
Currently, the only way these users can find out the full title is by clicking through each result and going directly to the source. This is undesirable for users as is time consuming and clunky.
Proposed solution: We propose that when mousing over the search result’s title, hover text appears to show the title in full and with no truncation.
This would allow Summon users to identify the full title of a result, and its relevance, without needing to navigate to the source.
Susan J commented
More than a few words would be nice, but at least give an option for "more" if the user really wants to fill up the screen with an exceptionally long title. Certainly 2 or 3 words right now is not enough.
Virginia Dearborn commented
I think this is an excellent idea. (Seems like I've used up my votes...)