Request for feature removal: "Double-sized pixels" in icons

Torsten Rahn torsten.rahn at
Tue Nov 30 11:00:31 GMT 2004

Am Montag, 29. November 2004 17:33 schrieb Daniel Molkentin:
> Am Montag, 29. November 2004 17:29 schrieb Waldo Bastian:
> > I would like to remove the "Double-sized pixels" feature from the icon
> > configuration. I think the design of this feature is broken. The correct
> > way IMHO would be that the user just specifies the desired (large) icon
> > size and then the icon loader should do whatever is needed to come up
> > with icons of that size. (Which it seems to do just fine already)

The original purpose of this feature was to explicitely avoid 
smoothscaling/Antialiasing to prevent that the double-sized pixmap-icon looks 
blurry and without much contrast.

Anyways, if you assume that most icons are shipped as SVGs these days and if 
you assume that scaled antialiased pixmap-icons look fine these days feel 
free to remove that feature. I don't care too much about it :-)


> This one has my vote.
> Cheers,
>   Daniel

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