Hi Ryan, What's your platform? If shrinking the select box with CSS is acceptable, you can add a tooltip for the selected text (unfortunately you can't do much at all with the unselected items): http://easylistbox.com/demoDropDownToolTip.html Regards, Peter From: Ryan lists at ryanrushton.com Been searching for a solution for this one for some time. and hoping someone on the list can help: I have a list box that contains book/video titles. A few of the titles are very long (and cannot be abbreviated) forcing the list box to be very wide ... and breaking my css 3-column layout. Short of editing the titles, does anyone have a solution for shrinking the width of the list box? I have this problem on both single and multi select boxes.