Description is only supported on files but folders and files are displayed in the same rows and columns, its not like I can remove the column for fodlers.
The main purpose of the description when it was implemented for files was to provide a way to make files show up in search results. We don't have a way to index the actual files such as word docs or pdf, but one can paste the text of the file into the description and the description is indexed in the site search making a workaround for file search. Some people could display the description if they are not using it for that purpose but generally it should be hidden since it would contain so much text.
I will remove those hard coded spaces.