Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

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Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Len99 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:11 pm

Hi guys,

I have noticed that my Update Manager icon in the system tray is only showing the top left hand corner for the past few days, not sure what is causing it, but decided to set it up to only show when updates are available to ease my mind LOL!..... any ideas why only one icon would be effected like that?

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Inundated » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:15 pm

I had the exact same thing just now after the 19.2 upgrade.

A quick reboot, and the icon is at full strength.
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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by carum carvi » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:27 pm

I experienced the same annoying thing as well. I fidgeted a bit with the SCALE of the right hand panel icons and since then it never occurred again.

Right click with your mouse on the bottom panel. Select "Panel Settings". Select " Right zone panel icon size". Change it to ANY other different size and back, if you wish, and the weird HALF update manager appears to be FULL again.

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Shiratori » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:40 am

I posted about the same thing here. It seems to be the leftmost icon and it's completely random when it happens.

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by carum carvi » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:38 am

Shiratori, have you tried my "fix" mentioned above?
Right click with your mouse on the bottom panel. Select "Panel Settings". Select " Right zone panel icon size". Change it to ANY other different size and back, if you wish, and the weird HALF update manager appears to be FULL again.

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Shiratori » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:38 am

Yeah, and it does initially sort it but the issue returns randomly.
Restarting Cinnamon does the same.

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Inundated » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:04 pm

carum carvi wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Right click with your mouse on the bottom panel. Select "Panel Settings". Select " Right zone panel icon size". Change it to ANY other different size and back, if you wish, and the weird HALF update manager appears to be FULL again.
It showed up again, and this tweak fixed it.

Now, we'll see if it shows up again.
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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by choochooal » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:47 am

I've got the issue to and anything that you do to fix it, is temporary till you reboot. Then the issue is back.
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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by carum carvi » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:52 pm

It happened to me as well, AGAIN. I am not really bothered by it though, but I have a culprit in mind. Whenever a notification pops up NEXT to the update manager, the notification symbol "eats" up a part of the Update Manager symbol.

I refreshed the update manager and the update manager symbol was back to normal again. It is one of those " little" things that happen with a new OS version. But I think this update symbol is a bit more important, because one has got to see WHEN there are new updates available. If the symbol is broken one can not see any more if there are new important updates. So this " small " problem does matter I think...

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Shiratori » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:44 am

It's not just the update manager as I've had it happen with whatever icon was leftmost. It happened for me on 19.1 as well.

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by carum carvi » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:17 am

I have only had LM19 installed before. But now LM19.1 seems to be affected as well. Thanks for that additional info. This problem gets bigger then I supposed it would be. Once again, I think the update manager symbol is an important one. Although it can still be seen for 50%, it doesnt look good being half broken...

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Inundated » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:39 pm

Here is a screenshot of it.
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Right-clicking the panel > Troubleshoot > Restart Cinnamon fixes it.

On my computers, it affects only Update Manager, no matter where it is in the panel.
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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by carum carvi » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:04 am

Inundated, does it stay fixed after a 1 time restart of Cinnamon? Nice to know of another quick fix though. Thanks.

It's always the update manager symbol for me as well, never another symbol.

I suspected (just a silly guess) the notification symbol of " eating " away a piece of the update symbol whenever there is a new notification.

A little bit later... I have just tested that silly guess and it is indeed just a silly guess and not true, none of the new notifications chipped away eating at the update symbol.

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Shiratori » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:57 am

Any fix so far appears to be temporary and the issue reappears after the next reboot.

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by gm10 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:14 am

Shiratori wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:57 am
Any fix so far appears to be temporary and the issue reappears after the next reboot.
If it helps, I can reproduce that issue in a 19.2 Cinnamon live enviroment (actually half the time the Update Manager icon didn't appear at all) but with my own version of Update Manager from my PPA (see my signature) there were no problems at all. So best bug report this (and/or feel free to use my PPA, if you want).

PS: If somebody does give my PPA a shot it would be nice if they could confirm if it fixes the issue also for them. Cheers.
Tune up your LM 19.x: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Inundated » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:08 am

carum carvi wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:04 am
Inundated, does it stay fixed after a 1 time restart of Cinnamon? Nice to know of another quick fix though. Thanks.
I haven't seen it pop back up after the restart, but it has popped back up again from time to time even after a reboot. Like, for example, now.

There doesn't seem to be rhyme or reason as to when it returns.
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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Inundated » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:10 am

gm10 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:14 am
Shiratori wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:57 am
Any fix so far appears to be temporary and the issue reappears after the next reboot.
If it helps, I can reproduce that issue in a 19.2 Cinnamon live enviroment (actually half the time the Update Manager icon didn't appear at all) but with my own version of Update Manager from my PPA (see my signature) there were no problems at all. So best bug report this (and/or feel free to use my PPA, if you want).

PS: If somebody does give my PPA a shot it would be nice if they could confirm if it fixes the issue also for them. Cheers.
I have no idea how to report bugs in Mint. Silly me. It's probably here in the forum somewhere.

Will try your PPA and see if that works!
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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by gm10 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:17 am

Inundated wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:10 am
I have no idea how to report bugs in Mint. Silly me. It's probably here in the forum somewhere.
Well, then have a read through:
https://linuxmint-troubleshooting-guide ... en/latest/

In this case I'm not quite sure whether the bug is ultimately with Cinnamon (it does not happen on any other desktop environment):
https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon/issues
or Update Manager (my version does not appear to exhibit the issue - pending your confirmation):
https://github.com/linuxmint/mintupdate/issues
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:10 am
Will try your PPA and see if that works!
Welcome to my evil empire. :P :lol:
Tune up your LM 19.x: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Inundated » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:32 pm

gm10 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:17 am
In this case I'm not quite sure whether the bug is ultimately with Cinnamon (it does not happen on any other desktop environment):
https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon/issues
or Update Manager (my version does not appear to exhibit the issue - pending your confirmation):
https://github.com/linuxmint/mintupdate/issues
So far, so good, but I really have no idea what interval it'll be before any return.
gm10 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:17 am
Inundated wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:10 am
Will try your PPA and see if that works!
Welcome to my evil empire. :P :lol:
Hah! :)

Well, I will admit seeing the word "unstable" a number of times during the install dialog kinda caught my attention :o

Though I obviously know what you're doing here (and who you are), and nothing has actually been problematic so far.
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Re: Only a quarter of one icon shows on one icon?

Post by Beerislife » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:48 pm

I solved a similar problem on one machine by deleting the hidden .cinnamon folder in the home directory and rebooting. I hope... :D

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