Ubuntu Firefox Desktop icon is HUGE (about 5 times normal) after update to 59.0 (64-bit) Ubuntu canonical build, can't resize by any normal method.

Bug #1756501 reported by Roger Davis on 2018-03-17
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Last Firefox Automatic update (I presume to v59.0) occurred. In any case, the last automatic update about 3/16/18

Firefox seems to operate correctly other than the below :

Description: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
Release: 16.04

  Installed: 59.0+build5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
  Candidate: 59.0+build5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 59.0+build5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 500
        500 http://mirror.picosecond.org/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://mirror.picosecond.org/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     45.0.2+build1-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://mirror.picosecond.org/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages

Icon should match size of other icons, or be adjustable by normal methods.

Ubuntu Firefox Desktop icon is HUGE (about 5 times normal) after update to 59.0 (64-bit) Ubuntu canonical build, can't resize by any normal method. See screenshot below.

This happens in Gnome Flashback Metacity, Cinnamon, and Unity

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: firefox 59.0+build5-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-116.140-generic 4.4.98
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-116-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.15
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC0: roger 2122 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC1: roger 2122 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20180313132747
Channel: Unavailable
CurrentDesktop: GNOME-Flashback:Unity
Date: Fri Mar 16 21:45:26 2018
DefaultProfileExtensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
DefaultProfileIncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
DefaultProfileLocales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
DefaultProfilePlugins: Shockwave Flash - /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so
DefaultProfilePrefSources: prefs.js
DefaultProfileThemes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-07 (1348 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
 default via dev eth0 proto static metric 100 dev eth0 scope link metric 1000 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src metric 100
 lo no wireless extensions.

 eth0 no wireless extensions.
MostRecentCrashID: bp-8429ff8e-b8cf-43ac-b316-8b5d52170318
 PATH=(custom, no user)
Profile0Extensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile0IncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
Profile0Locales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile0PrefSources: prefs.js
Profile0Themes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile1Extensions: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile1IncompatibleExtensions: Unavailable (corrupt or non-existant compatibility.ini or extensions.sqlite)
Profile1Locales: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
Profile1PrefSources: prefs.js
Profile1Themes: extensions.sqlite corrupt or missing
 Profile0 - LastVersion=50.0.2/20161130094553 (Out of date)
 Profile1 - LastVersion=50.0.2/20161130094553 (Out of date)
 Profile2 (Default) - LastVersion=59.0/20180313132747 (In use)
RelatedPackageVersions: djview-plugin 4.10.5-1

RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-12-18 (454 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 02/08/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: Intel Corp.
dmi.bios.version: BHZ7710H.86A.0057.2012.0208.1904
dmi.board.name: DZ77BH-55K
dmi.board.vendor: Intel Corporation
dmi.board.version: AAG39008-400
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnIntelCorp.:bvrBHZ7710H.86A.0057.2012.0208.1904:bd02/08/2012:svn:pn:pvr:rvnIntelCorporation:rnDZ77BH-55K:rvrAAG39008-400:cvn:ct3:cvr:

Roger Davis (rogerdavis-d) wrote :
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-03-17
description: updated

I have the same problem. The package installed in my computer is: 59.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

This package puts icons of several sizes in:

but it only puts one icon in the directory

namely in:

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

This issue is fixed in the Firefox Beta PPA and the Firefox packaging code branch.


Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Roger Davis (rogerdavis-d) wrote :

How long until the fix shows up in a real-world update, or will that even happen in a way that will fix the current installation?

If not, how can I fix this directly ? If I manually put different size icons into the apps folders eg /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps, will the normal resizing now work?

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Roger, you could use the Firefox Beta PPA until Firefox 60 is released or you could make the symlinks yourself:


should point to

for instance. Do the same for the 16, 32, and 48 sizes also.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2018-11-25
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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