FilenameComponent: displaying long path strings?


I’m working with a panel of limited width and when the FilenameComponent is showing a long path the right-hand end of the string gets abbreviated to “…”
I can solve this by making the height of the component smaller but this causes the recently used file list to be rendered in a very small font to the point where I have trouble reading it easily.
Are there any easy workarounds for this?
Ideally I would like to have the option to abbreviate the left end of the file path string instead of the right.
Thanks for any comments.