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Re: [opensuse] Leap 42 - icon size discrepancies?
On 02/12/15 17:05, Basil Chupin wrote:
On 01/12/15 18:35, Per Jessen wrote:
I'm not sure if this is intentional, but it looks a bit odd to me.

Leap42.1 with Plasma 5. Generally, I find the icons on the start menu
to be quite small, but to make up for that, the icons under "Add
widgets" are enormous :-)

I really have NO idea why somebody would have spent enormous amount of time in coming up with Plasma 5 with all of its lill quirks for which there doesn't appear any rhyme or reason for having them.

If you right click on the Start icon (bottom left of task bar) you will get a menu where one of the items is ALTERNATIVES. Click on this and you will get another menu with 3 options. If you select the middle option (Application Launcher) it appears you are then provided with the Start menu of old (in KDE4) and you can also select here the icon to be used for the Start button (ie, you are allowed to choose the well known, and liked, Gecko).

On the other hand, if you leave the menu looking as it is -- ie, showing the KDE icon, you are in the last option of the 3 for this Start button (NOTE: I *think* :-) because I am working from memory!) but here you are able to control the size of the icons appearing in the Launcher/Start button menu.

Then -- and this is where you may have to fiddle with things to overcome the "its size that matters" dilemma you state above :-) by going to System Settings>Icons>Advanced and altering the size of icons to meet your preferences.

There is also System Settings>Application Style>Widget Style>Fine Tuning where size can be manipulated.

Oh, BTW, if you go to System Settings and select in the appropriate places to use the OXYGEN theme you will end up with icons/ikons/widgets/bridgets/whatever which are identical to what we have in KDE4 - and not the stick-type horrors in Plasma5 default.


OH S***! I just tried to do something in 42.1 and discovered that if one has the above middle option selected (Application Launcher) then you cannot right-click on an application -- eg Thunderbird -- in the applications menu and be able to add it to the PANEL in the taskbar :'( . You need to be in the last choice -- Application Menu ... A launcher abased on cascading popup menus, the one displaying the KDE icon -- to be able to do so otherwise the only option you have is to only add the application to the Favourites menu in the Start button menu. Oh lordy!

So, to be able to add apps to the PANEL one has to be in one form of the Start button and then switch to another form if you want to have the more sensible look of KDE4. Wot a way to make "friends and influence people" :-) .


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AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
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