Open Bug 284962 Opened 18 years ago Updated 1 year ago

On Linux with KDE, the default X11 icon is used

Categories

(Thunderbird :: General, defect)

x86
Linux
defect
Not set
minor

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: jshin1987, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

References

Details

Firefox has its own icon in the taskbar and the titlebar. However, Thunderbird
uses the default X11 icon on KDE. I haven't tested it with Gnome. 

Windows 2k doesn't have this problem. 

A similar issue was reported in bug 171349 comment #6 for then phoenix, but it
must have been fixed since for firefox.
This also applies with Gnome too on the newly released Fedora Core 5, with thunderbird 1.5

I've raised it on their bugzilla, but it is claimed this is the desired upstream behavior, the number of users reporting this as "me too" leads me to believe that if true, this would be a mistake ...

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=177823

Summary: On Linux with KDE, the default X11 icon is used → On Linux with KDE, the default X11 icon is used
After the update to 1.5.0.2 also Firefox has not it's own icon anymore.

If there is a worry for the quality of the scaled icon, I just can accept ANY icon for the taskbar BUT the defualt one, because now I can not recognize anymore Thunderbird from Firefox windows without raising them.

Running Fedora Core 5 with KDE...

Andy Burns writes,
"it is claimed this is the desired upstream behavior"
Do you mean the GNOME developers claimed that this was the behavior desired by the Mozilla developers?  I'd hope not.  It's little niggling things like this that give Linux distributions and applications a "not-quite-finished" appearance that can discourage people from switching OS's.

As for the quality of the icons, the ones I see in the list of available applications look fine (right-click the taskbar, pick "Add Application to Panel," then "Internet").  They do seem slightly larger than those in the taskbar, but not by more than 10% or so.

BTW, I only have this problem with Thunderbird.  Firefox displays the correct icon in my installation.
(In reply to comment #3)

> Do you mean the GNOME developers claimed that this was the behavior desired by
> the Mozilla developers?  I'd hope not. 

Well that remark was made by RedHat's Christopher Aillion ...
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=177823#c9
QA Contact: general
Assignee: mscott → nobody
standard8 thinks this is WFM


(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> 
> > Do you mean the GNOME developers claimed that this was the behavior desired by
> > the Mozilla developers?  I'd hope not. 
> 
> Well that remark was made by RedHat's Christopher Aillion ...
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=177823#c9

FWIW last comment in that bug cites mozicon50.xpm (which is mentioned in bug 389143) as follows

I had the same problem in 1.5.0.10 and again it was fixed by copying:
/usr/lib/thunderbird-1.5.0.10/icons/mozicon50.xpm
to 
/usr/lib/thunderbird-1.5.0.10/chrome/icons/default/default.xpm
mozicon50 gives a much sharper alt-tab-switching image than mozicon16
bug 484064 is tracking new application icons for Thunderbird 3. We should have a number of different sized icons available soon.  Assuming the Makefile magic is done correctly we shouldn't default to the X11 icon.  Likely bug 389143 should be closed with the new app icons as well.
Depends on: 415415

The icon is shown just fine for me.
Do you still have this issue?

Flags: needinfo?(jshin1987)
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