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Re: some icons at low resolution


On 28/02/12 15:37, supernova wrote:
Hi to all. I have noticed that some icons are at very low resolution.
I refer to these cases:

a) skype icon in the dash: it really seams a very small icon, at low
resolution, which was zoomed in many times.
b) libreoffice-pack icons (write, calc, impress) in this situation: I
usually reduce the size of the icons on the launcher from 48 to 36
pixels. It happens that libreoffice icons appear in very low
resolution. This doesn't happen to all the other icons, such as U1,
Ubuntu Software Center, the Home Folder...

I think that this happens because skype and libreoffice aren't native
of the Gnome Environment. Did you think about a solution?
  It is only a visual matter, but appearance is now very important,
when talking about DEs.


this is fixable (it is not in the binary) the skype package has files /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop, which references /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png which is a 48px square icon and this is the thing that gets used by Unity. The only problem is that skype is in the partner repo, and it isn't there in Precise yet. You can report bugs against things in the partner repo https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/skype but as they are mostly in the binary and not fixable I don't think anyone looks at them. This one in particular is bug #937975 and as it is a packaging issue I think a patch could be made to fix it in theory, given that you can find a high resolution Skype trademark logo that isn't a re-draw by some random person on the internet and can be used.


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