icons are not resized in dash

Reported by David Turner on 2012-04-27
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This bug affects 19 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Low
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
Precise
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

In the dash, if an application icon is to large or too small, it is not resized to the standard size that all other icons are. A good example of this is the game "The Clockwork Man" and "Stellarium". Here is a screenshot showing both icons. Notice how both icons are not the correct size.

Now, I'm pretty sure that the case of "The Clockwork Man" is definitly a bug, but when the icon is too small, I can understand that it might not be best to resize it, since it will become blocky/pixelated.

David Turner (dwt) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-06-21
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Nicolas d'Offay (nicolas-doffay)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Nicolas d'Offay (nicolas-doffay)
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

@Nicholas we can use 'fix committed' when the fix actually gets accepted and merged into trunk.

Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 6.6
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

David, is there any other app I could use to reproduce the problem? It seems the game that you reproduced the bug with is a paid one.

David Turner (dwt) wrote :

http://imageshack.us/a/img39/4603/theclockworkman.png

I bet if you set that as the menu icon for any program, it will have the same result. If it makes any difference, the location of that file is in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/theclockworkman.png

An example of a program which has a smaller icon though is 'stellarium', which is a free in the USC.

Changed in unity:
milestone: 6.6 → 7.0
Keith Lee (keith19933) wrote :

Is this related to a bug in Nautilus? Using the version of Trine from an old Humble Bundle (the installer is simply a self extractor which adds the relevant *.desktop file to the dash) I note the icon - which is a hefty 512x512 - is not only oversized in the dash, but the source .desktop file is far far larger then it's fellow icons in Nautilus too (and if you copy it to your desktop it cannot be resized). Another thing; the .xpm file which the .desktop file uses as it's icon displays in the dash just fine as a file: http://i.imgur.com/fNhdW.jpg

Luke Boucher (lukbou) on 2012-10-20
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
thgreasi (thgreasi) wrote :

I can confirm this in 12.10 (Quantal). Plz add to affected distributions.

Matt C (proteus400) wrote :

After an upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, my custom icons on the desktop (Eclipse and SpringSource Tool Suite variants) (stock icon.xpm) are huge. Screenshot follows.

Matt C (proteus400) wrote :

I should add that right-click -> 'Resize Icon' doesn't work - handles won't allow any resizing. 'Restore Original Icon Size' doesn't work either.

Rick Ucker (rick-ucker) wrote :

Confirming that the issue is reproducible with icon.xpm, which ships with Eclipse Juno. http://i.imgur.com/kQjfD.png

Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-04-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.0.0 → 7.0.1
Changed in unity:
assignee: Nicolas d'Offay (nicolas-doffay) → nobody
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Nicolas d'Offay (nicolas-doffay) → nobody
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