Bug #59779 Workbench tabs (SQL Editor etc.) not wide enough, no tool tip for connection
Submitted: 27 Jan 2011 13:41 Modified: 27 Jan 2011 13:49
Reporter: Victor Ferrada Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench: SQL Editor Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.2.31 CE r.7115 OS:Windows (7 enterprise)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: admin, sql editor, workbench

[27 Jan 2011 13:41] Victor Ferrada
Using latest Workbench on Windows to access our MySQL installs mainly on Linux servers. Our servers often have longish names to differentiate where the datacenters are (Montreal, Singapore, Bucharest, etc.), whether it's an internal only or external facing server, etc...

I tend to open a few sessions for monitoring etc and unfortunately, one very big annoyance is that the current server identification is fairly inadequate. On the server bar just below the toolbar (these aren't the scratch tabs):

| Home | SQL Editor (mdc.someserver.v...  X | SQL Editor (mdc.someserver.v... X |

The above example, I have connections open to two different servers, which is which?

It would be beneficial to at least display a tooltip when mousing over a specfic tab and show something along the lines of 'loggedinuser@mdc.someserver.version123.internal'. It would also be good if it were possible to display the same thing on the window's title bar.

Thank you.

How to repeat:
1. Open Workbench, Welcome to MySQL Workbench screen
2. From the SQL Development side, select a server with a long name and open it
3. Click "Home" to go back to the Welcome to MySQL Workbench screen
4. From the SQL Development side, select another, different server with a long name and open it
5. Notice the connection names

Suggested fix:
Add a tooltip to the tab and/or the window title bar with the server name.
[27 Jan 2011 13:50] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for the problem report.