Icons-only task manager in plasma 5 too small icons, ugly rectangles, no minimized indicator, no multiple windows indicator

Bug #1582294 reported by Manuel López-Ibáñez on 2016-05-16
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kdeplasma-addons (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The icons-only task manager widget in plasma 5 (Kubuntu 16.04) has regressed in several aspects with respect to the version in 14.04.

Icons are now tiny compared with the "quick launcher" widget. Rectangles around the icons take space and are not useful because they do not give any information about the minimized state of the application. There is now no indicator that a single icon represents multiple windows. Windows asking for attention do not flash/highlight anymore.

See also: http://askubuntu.com/questions/685367/how-to-increase-kde-plasma-5-icon-only-task-bar-icons-size


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: plasma-widgets-addons 4:5.5.5-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-22.39-generic 4.4.8
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Mon May 16 16:44:31 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-13 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
SourcePackage: kdeplasma-addons
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in kdeplasma-addons (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rod J (rod-jamieson) wrote :

Yes, I couldn't agree more. I'm trialling Kubuntu 16.04.1 (Qt 5.5.1). The Icons-only Task Manager is a pale shadow of what it is in KDE4. I've been hoping for an improvement ever since I tried K15.04 but it still sucks. The range of settings in KDE4 is so far superior to what we have in Plasma5. It looks better with the standard Breeze theme but unfortunately I prefer the Oxygen theme overall and the icons are too small with that.

Changed in kdeplasma-addons (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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