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You have two options: 1. Avoid lengthy text Is it really necessary to have long text, do people need it to make the choice/selection? Long text can also be overwhelming and difficult to scan. In my experience there is a good chance that an alternative way of presenting options will come up after a brainstorm session. Give it a try! 2. Accept that it's ...


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I wouldn't use rollover tooltips or additional buttons in the dropdown as user will be confused about the action. I would propose : A) Adjust the width of the dropdown to the max length of the items or even breakdown the item after some width and show each item as a bloc : B )If the content is very distinctive, cut the end of the text and use three dot (....


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If you only have a few options but they're all very long, then maybe a select box isn't the way to go. It could become very annoying for the user to have to click to expand, or hover over, the text for several options just to be sure they are choosing the right one. You could use a custom styled radio button group instead and implement a button to expand a ...


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On hover will not work on mobile devices so scrap that. You could try the ellipsis to show that content has been omitted but not deleted. Item One ... You could try a + symbol to indicate there is more Item One + Click on either symbol to trigger extra menu items verticaly.


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Its not obvious whether a hover action is what one needs to view the full contents of that particular line of text. You could use the trusty [+] sign at the end of the visible part of that line of text.



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