Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208086
"Trash" panel icon undersized
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
Description of problem:
Compared to previous versions, the "Trash" panel icon is smaller, in
fact it is now too small.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to "GNOME" session.
2. Choose "Bluecurve" theme.
"Bluecurve" panel icon is used for the trash, but it's too small.
"Bluecurve" panel icon should make reasonable use the available
panel real estate.
- The right icon size used to be used prior to this version.
- There is a corresponding entry in the changelog:
"* Sat Sep 16 2006 Matthias Clasen <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 1:126.96.36.199-4"
"- Fix some icon size issues in the trash applet".
- Screenshots of the "Trash" panel icon for the current version
"188.8.131.52-6.fc6" and for version "184.108.40.206-1" (mockup) are attached.
Created attachment 137128 [details]
"Trash" panel icon for "gnome-applets-220.127.116.11-1"
Created attachment 137129 [details]
"Trash" panel icon for "gnome-applets-18.104.22.168-6.fc6"
It is smaller, sure. How do you come to the conclusion that it is "too small" ?
It clearly looks more fuzzy than before which is not surprising given
the small absolute number of pixels used in each dimension. 24 pixels
are already damn few, and going even below that .. At that scale,
every single pixels counts!
Moreover, the proportion between the surrounding grey area and the icon
area is certainly less than 1 which is visually unpleasant.
Of course this is not an object of rigorous scientific consideration,
but I for myself did notice the change immediately; as a matter of
fact even before browsing the daily "rawhide" report.
Btw, the desktop icon on the left looks smaller smaller too, .. grr!
Err, I meant to write: ".., the proportion between the surrounding
grey area and the icon area is certainly -greater- than 1 .."
Created attachment 138500 [details]
FC5 desktop screenshot
Here, for comparison a screenshot of a standard "FC5" desktop. In
particular, "Trash" and "Speaker" icons are noticeably larger, and
moreover, in contrast with current "rawhide", their size equals that
of the panel launcher icons.
So is the problem that the icons are too small, or that the icons don't look
good at a small size?
Matthias, do you remember why they needed to be shrunk?
It didn't resize properly before. And I believe it ended up not leaving room for
the focus rectangle. The upstream bug is
Well, as matter of fact, one gets used to the smaller icons as time goes by.
The "Desktop" icon in the down left corner actually looks crisper than before,
probably due to a icon scaling problem in "FC5" and earlier releases. This
observation is possibly interesting with respect to bug 223786.
Either way, I think we can close this now.