Resize a Toolbar window or add it to the viewport

I realize this is seen as crazy by most everyone who has read about this request. Nonetheless, I thought I would ask...
What I would like to be able to do is get the Polygon: Material IDs to show the full name of my material (some of them are really long by necessity). Ideally it would automatically update with each selection so I don't have to run a script every time.

Perhaps a way to pull that part of the toolbar out? Dynamically scale the dropdown width? Add a floating tool that would grab the material ID date for the selected polygon and display it?

Thanks a million

I think I can do something very similar to this using the new Slate Material editor.