karmic has issues with small panels

Bug #444183 reported by komputes on 2009-10-06
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

Just booted into karmic using a netbook. I like the panels to be the minimum size (18px) on netbooks.

A few issues:

1) Cannot make upper gnome panel smaller than 25px (the number goes lower, but the panel stays the same size)
2) Making lower gnome panel 18px makes the "show desktop" applet icon be truncated

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 5 21:38:44 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: gnome-panel 1:2.28.0-0ubuntu3
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=fr_CA.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-11.38-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-panel
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-generic i686
XsessionErrors:
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1923): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1923): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (nautilus:1953): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1962): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:2211): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed

komputes (komputes) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, could you describe one issue by bug? Tracking several of those in one bug is not handy

> 1) Cannot make upper gnome panel smaller than 25px (the number goes lower, but the panel stays the same size)

The number goes to 23 there and the bar seems to move according to the value, the fact that you can't use smaller values is a duplicate

> 2) Making lower gnome panel 18px makes the "show desktop" applet icon be truncated

Can you take a screenshot showing the issue?

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
komputes (komputes) wrote :

I can't explain how I got it down to 18px before, but today it won't go below 23px. I will comment on the bug once I can reproduce the issue.

komputes (komputes) wrote :

Ah, ok, I realized how I did it.

Panel size won't go below 23px *if* the gnome "Application font" is set to default (10px)

If you change the font settings for "Application font" to 6px you can get the panel size down to 16px (screenshot attached)

To reproduce:
1) Go to System > Preferences > Appearance
2) Go to Fonts Tab
3) Set Application font to "Sans 6px"
4) Edit Top panel properties: 16px
5) Edit Bottom panel properties: 16px

Results:
-Top Panel: Cannot make smaller than 25px (the value goes down to 16px, but the panel stays 25px) - *Caused by Menu bar applet which does not scale under 25px.* - Current workaround is to remove menu bar applet

-Bottom panel goes down to 16px but icons get truncated instead of getting scaled properly (screenshot attached)

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
summary: - karmic has issues with small pannels
+ karmic has issues with small panels
komputes (komputes) wrote :
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