Incorrect placement of icons in the global menu

Bug #975927 reported by Krzysztof Kosinski on 2012-04-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
DBus Menu
Lars Karlitski
appmenu-gtk (Ubuntu)
Lars Karlitski

Bug Description

When menus_have_icons is enabled, for example through the Gnome Tweak Tool, the placement of icons in the global application menu is wrong. Instead of begin placed in the allotted space on the left, the icons are placed as if they were part of the text. This results in ugly gaps on the left, a ragged appearance of the menu and decreased readability. Attached screenshot shows the problem in more detail.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: appmenu-gtk 0.3.92-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-22.35-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Apr 7 14:41:59 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: appmenu-gtk
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-06 (0 days ago)

Krzysztof Kosinski (tweenk) wrote :
Krzysztof Kosinski (tweenk) wrote :

Example of bad icon placement - Firefox using the appmenu. The problem is also present in the indicator applets, so it might be an issue with libdbusmenu.

Krzysztof Kosinski (tweenk) wrote :

Example of correct icon placement - LibreOffice, which does not use the appmenu.

Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2012-04-09
Changed in dbusmenu:
status: New → Confirmed
Lars Karlitski (larsu) wrote :

This is how menus in Ubuntu should behave according to the design at [1]. However, a designer should probably reply to the concerns raised in this bug report (epsecially the decreased readability bit).


Changed in dbusmenu:
status: Confirmed → Opinion
Changed in appmenu-gtk (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Changed in dbusmenu:
assignee: nobody → Lars Uebernickel (larsu)
Changed in appmenu-gtk (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Lars Uebernickel (larsu)
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

 menus_have_icons is an unsupported configuration, so we won't be working on this but patches welcome!

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