Strange Icon sizes in menu [12.10]

Aere Greenway Aere at
Fri Oct 19 19:36:25 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-10-19 at 12:01 -0700, Ryan Porter wrote:

> Thanks for the repsonses. I don't think this is a bug, it's most likely
> something wrong in a config file. And it most likely is caused by a
> disconnect between some standard in 12.04 and 12.10.
> Here's the screenshot:
> I'm going to redo my install from scratch and see if that solves it.
> Sincerely,
> Ryan


Having looked at a number of Debian packages to see how they work, I
have noticed that icons can be supplied in different sizes, and
different formats.  

The application (amsynth) supplies two icons in its Debian package,
putting them in the "/usr/share/pixmaps" folder:

amsynth.png            (which is a more typical size, but is still
unusual, in being 48 x 49 pixels)


amsynth.xpm            (which is much bigger (108 x 105 pixels) than any
of the other icons in that folder)

>From your screenshot, the second icon (the '.xpm') is actually used.  

According to the gimp graphics editor, this icon is 108 pixels wide, by
105 pixels high.  Typically, an icon is 32 x 32 pixels, or 16 x 16
pixels.  This one (as supplied in its Debian package) is huge.  


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