xfce 19.3 upgrade - volume icon too big?

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xfce 19.3 upgrade - volume icon too big?

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Hi,

One of the minor issues I've run into after upgrading my 19.2 xfce system to 19.3 (via update-manager) is that the volume icon in the taskbar looks too big - see attached screenshot.

Is there any way to fix this - a minor annoyance, I know.

Cheers,

Mike.
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Re: xfce 19.3 upgrade - volume icon too big?

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Hi mingle.

Obviously you've got your sound turned up too loud! :lol:

Kidding aside, I'm suspecting, but could be wrong the new XappStatusIcon might be the cause. Do you see it in the list if you right click on the panel and navigate to Panel > Panel Preferences... > Items tab?

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Re: xfce 19.3 upgrade - volume icon too big?

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@MrEen,

Looking at the panel, the 'large' icon is the xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin (v0.4.2).

When I reload my old (Linux Mint xfce 19.2) config, the plugin is the same, but the version is 0.4.1

I seem to remember a similar issue with an early release of Mint, but I can't find it (and the solution) out there.

Cheers,

Mike.

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Re: xfce 19.3 upgrade - volume icon too big?

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(update)...

I think the issue lies in the updated xfce-panel (4.14.1, as opposed the 4.12.1 in LM 19.2).

It has different options under the 'Panel Preferences -> Appearance' tab, one of which is a switch to 'Adjust icon size automatically'.

Somehow it's setting the icon-size for some of the panel icons incorrectly - just (?) the 'notification-type' icons like volume, network, etc.

All icons for app-launchers seem to resize correctly.

Cheers,

Mike.

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Re: xfce 19.3 upgrade - volume icon too big?

Post by mingle »

<bump>

Has anyone heard off/found a solution to this one yet...?

It's a minor thing, but it's driving me nuts! :-)

Would it be possible to remove the newer version of the xfce panel and install the 'working' version (4.12.1)?

Could anyone suggest the best way to install an older versions of the panel?

Cheers,

Mike.

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Re: xfce 19.3 upgrade - volume icon too big?

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Go to Panel Preferences > Appearance
Turn off Adjust size automatically for icons
Set fixed size whatever you prefer.

I had the same issue with the new Xapp status plugin, it was way bigger than my other panel icons and it just looked bad. The above fixed it.

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Re: xfce 19.3 upgrade - volume icon too big?

Post by mingle »

Thanks for the suggestion, but it didn't work...

If I set the fixed icon size to 22 (to make the icons the same size as my 19.2 install), the volume icon still resizes to be far too big (as before).

I have the panel set to have a single row, with the row-size set to 32 (same for 19.2 and 19.3).

I've posted a bug report on the xfce bugzilla, but I'm not holding out much hope for a quick fix!

Cheers,

Mike.

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