Launch and Directory Menu items icons are too small

Bug #1756612 reported by Alistair Buxton on 2018-03-17
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xfce4-panel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce:
    Select Adwaita theme in appearance settings.
    Drag an application item on to the panel to create a launcher.
    Right click the launcher and open properties.
    Change the icon to the circular whisker menu icon.

    The icon will be rendered at a different size to the whisker menu icon.

Again, this happens regardless of the panel size. The icon is consistently 2-3 pixels smaller, but unlike with the Applications Menu, the icon is shrunk instead of clipped.

See screenshot.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: xfce4-panel 4.12.2-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-12.13-generic 4.15.7
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu10
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sat Mar 17 21:55:42 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-03-15 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Alpha amd64 (20180315)
SourcePackage: xfce4-panel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :

This screenshot shows the panel in 16.04 vs the panel in 18.04. Same panel size, theme, icons, font, and DPI.

description: updated
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :

With greybird everything is reversed. The Application menu/launcher/directory icons fill the panel, but the whisker menu icon is smaller. No clipping that I can see.

Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

Adwaita has some aggressive padding in xfce4-panel. There was a update in whisker fairly recently that forced the icon padding to 0. There's probably some leftover patches in Greybird that also adjust this padding.


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xfce4-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Manuel Grießmayr (dccoder84) wrote :

I have a similar problem. In my applications menu the icons are too big. Not all but some of them. Also the tooltips of starters in the panel have too small or too big icons in some cases. Please have a look at the screenshot attached. I am using the numix theme with elementary xfce dark symbols but it doesn't matter which theme or symbols I use. I have Xubuntu 64 bit x86 version 18.10.

Maybe the cause is the same. Let me know if I should open a seperate bug.

Manuel Grießmayr (dccoder84) wrote :

I also noticed that the audacious icon is clipped which is also visible in the screenshot I uploaded in my post above.

Manuel, that looks like

I am not sure about the tooltip icon size which may need a separate patch.

Manuel Grießmayr (dccoder84) wrote :

Many thanks Theo. I replied to your linked bug and also created this bug report:

Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

Confirmed in Xubuntu 19.04.

tags: added: cosmic disco
Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

I cannot confirm this with xfce4-panel 4.13.4 on cosmic with Adwaita.

See the attached screenshot. On the left is whiskermenu, on the right a launcher (firefox, but with the whiskermenu icon), both at the same size.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xfce4-panel - 4.13.4-1ubuntu1

xfce4-panel (4.13.4-1ubuntu1) disco; urgency=medium

  * d/patches/lp1756608.patch:
    - Fixes icon clipping for the applications menu (LP: #1756608)
    - Renders menu and launcher icons at the same size (LP: #1756612)

 -- Sean Davis <email address hidden> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 19:52:16 -0400

Changed in xfce4-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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