quicklaunch icons

Rick Miles frmrick at aapt.net.au
Mon May 18 23:23:22 BST 2009

On Tuesday 19 May 2009 06:49:25 D. R. Evans wrote:
> Rick Miles said the following at 05/18/2009 01:45 PM :
> > <snip>
> >
> >> have you tried to increase panel height?(if you use horizontal panel)
> >> quicklaunch sarts using multiple rows only if panel height is enough
> >> to fit them.
> >
> > <snip>
> > Thanks for that, I didn't realise a couple mor pixels made that much of a
> > difference :^)
> Although since the icons are SVG (I think) one does wonder why it's
> necessary to impose an artificial limit to the size. There seem to be
> several places on KDE4 (this being one such) where the size of icons seems
> to be limited for no obvious reason.
> I thought that using SVG meant that one can make icons very small before
> they become practically indistinguishable. Maybe my understanding is wrong,
> though.
>   Doc
I do not remember exactly how it was in kde-4.2.2 but I did not have to do any 
panel resize after logging into a new account. Default worked in 4.2.2 although 
nothing was right in 4.2.1. 

Two things I note in 4.2.3 are that  in system settings > appearance > icons  > 
advanced, the size option for panel icons is greyed out, i.e. they cannot be 
changed by the user, and I cannot resize icons already on my desktop, a change in 
the desktop icon size only works on new icons dragged onto the desktop canvas, not 
icons already there.

I can only guess that if these conditions are intentional that 1) anything on the 
panel starts at 22 pixels and may change automatically as required, and 2) the kde 
developers aren't interested in the functionality of desktop icons resizing as 
they are only supposed to be there if one is using folder view, not if a luddite 
like me persists in dragging/dropping .desktop files directly onto the desktop 


Rick Miles

Written on Prickle-Prickle, the 66th of Discord, 3175 

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