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#1 2014-10-17 13:44:53

kaipee
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Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

Hey all,

I have just updated to Gnome 3.14 and have notice that a few packages load with huge icons, they're massive lol.

See here for an example with Nemo : http://i.imgur.com/xMp5taq.png

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#2 2014-10-17 14:09:08

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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

I'm pretty sure there's already a post about this, but I have no idea if it resulted in any solutions.


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#3 2014-10-17 14:21:42

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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

I'm seeing the same, also using Nemo, but additionally in Evolution. I'm running the full Cinnamon environment and it also affects context menus with icons.

It seems to only affect icon themes with scalable elements. I've been using the Clarity set, which I believe consists almost entirely of SVG icons. When this theme is applied, I see the ridiculously over-sized icons. However, if I switch to Adwaita, the GNOME default, everything is sized correctly.

Probably connected, I've also found that if I use most any other control theme instead of Adwaita, a number of controls aren't visible. Checkboxes are a good example.

I've tried manually setting the scaling factors in both Cinnamon and gconf, to no effect. I believe 3.14 included changes in how icon sizes are specified, but that obviously requires changes to the applications' code. Any other ideas?



EDIT: The only other thread I've seen recently about a similar issue is for Plasma 5 on KDE; totally different libraries

Last edited by trogdor1138 (2014-10-17 14:23:16)

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#4 2014-10-17 14:28:38

kaipee
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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

There area  few threads about this issue affecting Geary in Debian.

You may be correct about the scalable thing. Those icons are from an SVG set. When I switch back to the butt-ugly default gnome icons everything seems fine (even context menus and application header bars).

@trogdor1138 curiously do you use Chrome, if so does context-menu text disappear when hovering through a right-click menu? Likely a completely different issue, just curious

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#5 2014-10-17 14:48:40

kaipee
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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

I have also just noticed that my pop-up notifications are invisible too. (no theme being used)

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#6 2014-10-18 02:40:07

Michael Catanzaro
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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

From the GTK+ release notes:

* The icon theme code has become a little pickier about sizes and is not
  automatically scaling icons beyond the limits defined in the icon theme
  unless explicitly asked to do so with GTK_ICON_LOOKUP_FORCE_SIZE.

I think this change went in because it broke very few GNOME apps, so the damage was probably assumed to be minimal. Affected apps should look at Geary for an example of how to fix this.

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#7 2014-10-19 13:47:52

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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

Same problem here + gedit menu items are non-responsive to the cursor. I've only found this thread with two solutions seemingly valid but they don't work for me.
Openbox, no DE, I don't stick with either Qt or GTK apps, I use what fits to me, and I have a 1920x1080 resolution.
Looks ridiculous...

Edit: As the other topic suggested I checked other icon themes and with half of what I have the icons are normal sized. Hopefully it stays that way. Nothing on the gedit menu problem yet.

Edit 2: So if I change GTK theme, the problem goes away. At least with some of my themes.
It seems to me that whatever "upgrade" just happened with GNOME and GTK, they've broken compatibility with lots of color/icon themes thus producing this bug. It's not the windows scaling, it's the theme management. Taking a closer look at the themes, every one of them have GTK3 compatibility but that's the closest look I can give.

If I open gedit with a non-working theme I get:

gedit

(gedit:3719): Gtk-WARNING **: Error setting gtk-xft-antialias in /home/lynx/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini: A kulcsfájl tartalmazza a(z) „gtk-xft-antialias” kulcsot a(z) „Settings” csoportban, amelynek értéke nem értelmezhető.

(gedit:3719): Gtk-WARNING **: Error setting gtk-xft-hinting in /home/lynx/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini: A kulcsfájl tartalmazza a(z) „gtk-xft-hinting” kulcsot a(z) „Settings” csoportban, amelynek értéke nem értelmezhető.

(gedit:3719): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:197:14: Theming engine 'adwaita' not found

(gedit:3719): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:610:15: Theming engine 'adwaita' not found

(gedit:3719): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:885:15: Theming engine 'adwaita' not found

(gedit:3719): dconf-WARNING **: Unable to open /root/.local/share/dconf/profile/user: Engedély megtagadva

The first two warnings translates to:

Gtk-WARNING **: Error setting gtk-xft-antialias in /home/lynx/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini: Key file contains key 'gtk-xft-antialias' in group 'Settings' which has a value that cannot be interpreted

and the last sentence is: Permission denied.

Interestingly I get the same with a working theme but fewer from the similar warnings. Same goes for gnome-terminal with working and with non-working icon themes.

Last edited by freyr (2014-10-19 21:12:01)


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#8 2014-10-25 09:22:53

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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

As pointed out in another thread, changing ‘Type=scalabe’ to ‘Type=Scalabe’ in the index.theme file of the affected icon set may fix the issue. It did for me, anyway.

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#9 2014-10-25 09:27:56

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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

jp wrote:

As pointed out in another thread, changing ‘Type=scalabe’ to ‘Type=Scalabe’ in the index.theme file of the affected icon set may fix the issue. It did for me, anyway.

Those could be wrongly made icon themes or they aren't updated to new requirements, it's not connected to the problem itself. All my icon themes' index.theme files have "Type=Scalable" or "Type=Fixed" but the bug making some icon themes huge doesn't care.

Last edited by freyr (2014-10-25 09:39:34)


What, so everyone's supposed to sleep every single night now? You realize that nighttime makes up half of all time?

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#10 2014-10-31 21:38:23

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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

@Michael: how could I test/apply the "GTK_ICON_LOOKUP_FORCE_SIZE" setting? I grepped and googled around and see it defined in /usr/include/gtk-3.0/gtk/gtkicontheme.h, but I'm not sure where to try forcing this outside of directly editing the file. I'm assuming the user should be able to set this somewhere in gtk-3.0/settings.ini or perhaps in an icon theme itself? Or is that not correct and it's hard coded?

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#11 2014-11-01 00:14:23

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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

jwhendy, that is not a user configurable option.  That is an option that would have to be added to the relevant source code by the upstream devs.


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#12 2014-11-01 12:36:09

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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

For clarity-dark_canus, I change in

/usr/share/icons/clarity-dark_canus/index.theme

 
all entries :

Type=scalable

to

Type=Scalable

It fix all big toolbars/icons.

Thx freyr !

Last edited by mentat (2014-11-01 12:37:09)

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#13 2014-11-02 21:19:00

lmello
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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

kaipee wrote:

Hey all,

I have just updated to Gnome 3.14 and have notice that a few packages load with huge icons, they're massive lol.

See here for an example with Nemo : http://i.imgur.com/xMp5taq.png

@kaipee BTW which icon theme are you using in the screenshot provided?


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#14 2014-11-08 09:53:59

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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

Hi,

Changing

MinSize=8

in index.theme file solves this issue for me.

I am using fs-icons.

Last edited by emorkay (2014-11-08 09:54:24)

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#15 2015-02-03 21:34:48

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Re: Massive icons after Gnome 3.14 update

@emorkay:

worked for me - thanks a lot !


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