Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 223786
Blurred panel and menu icons after update of "gnome-panel"
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:48:50 EST
Description of problem:
After updating to the latest version of "gnome-panel", menu and panel
icons look blurred.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to "GNOME" session.
2. Check that panel size is actually 24 px.
Menu and panel icons look blurred.
Menu and panel icons look crisp as they used to do for earlier
versions of "gnome-panel" [up to "2.16.2-2.fc7"].
After setting the panel size to 32px, the albeit bigger icons
look crisp again. However, for "FCn" [n=1..6] and FC devel"
before this usually worked even at 24px and the corresponding
smaller icon size.
Created attachment 146179 [details]
Panel screenshot at 24px
Created attachment 146181 [details]
Panel screenshot at 32px
Created attachment 146182 [details]
Panel screenshot at 24px [FC5]
is this for any icon theme? or just bluecurve?
Created attachment 146193 [details]
Panel screenshot at 24px ["Crux" theme]
That's right. When you got to the "Sound & Video" menu, then the
"Movie Player" icon looks much better. Btw, when I set the icon
theme to "Crux", even the "Bluecurve" icons look crisp, but they
now ressemble much their "FC3" precursors with only weak outline
(see attachment showing browser and mail client icons).
This looks exactly like bug 146980 that I had opened 2 years ago.
The icons also got blurred at some point, see attachment
The bug was identified in
and solved in
Bug was then fixed in "redhat-artwork-0.122-8" ;o)
Issue still present "gnome-panel-2.17.92-1.fc7". Should this bug
be reported upstream, or is this change of behaviour due to some
probably a redhat-artwork bug, reassigning.
As of 2007-03-24, the issue is still affecting current "Fedora" development.
Given the many "Bluecurve" icons used all over the place even when "Echo" is
chosen and the remaining time before "F7" freeze, it appears desirable to
have this issue fixed soon. This bug should be added to "F7Target".
Adding to FC7Target
Created attachment 151405 [details]
Screenshot of "gnome-panel" with two instances of "gnome-terminal" using the default icon
Another strange thing is that the icon aspect changes when you change the
icon and then set it back to its initial value. In the screenshot, two
instances of "gnome-terminal" have been added to the panel. For the left
one, the icon has been changed and then reset to the original one which
is used by the right entry. However, now the aspect is quite different!
Issue still present with "redhat-artwork-7.0.0-4.fc7".
Are there any plans to fix this bug? I recall that there is fair number
of "Bluecurve" icons used even when the default theme is used. Current
This bug is still marked "F7Target" but should probably get reassigned
we discussed this bug during the last desktop team meeting. the problem is the
panel asks for 22px icons and a lot (although by no means all!) icons for the
panel are 24px, so they get scaled and blurry.
It's pretty easy to switch the icon size (it's a theme setting we could set in a
panel gtkrc or in our default gtkrc), but neither 22px or 24px works, because it
will leave part of the icons blurry.
Amusingly, setting it to 23px makes almost all the icons look clear, because for
23px icons we don't scale, we just pick the closest one.
Ah, this 23px hack has been a full success! Maybe not the 'official'
solution to the problem, but a quick and useful measure. Thanks!
I've built a different fix yesterday. Please try and see if it solves your
Issue fixed in 'gnome-panel-126.96.36.199-6.fc9'.
Created attachment 226531 [details]
Panel screenshot demonstrating slight cropping of Fedora icon
I have to note that there is a downside to this patch which is that
certain [non-Bluecurve] icons get sonewhat bigger now and end up
being slightly cropped as in the case of the 'Fedora' logo.