1. The archive folder doesn't use a filing cabinet (even though
Evolution recognizes this folder as my archive).
2. The current folder indicators (the region above the folder tree in
the sidebar) are very inconsistent in the usage of icons and the size
of the icons. Some icons aren't used and some are 32x32 (maybe?) while
others are 16x16.
I can't find discussion of it on GitLab, so I thought I'd check here to
see if plans to fix it are already in the works.
On Fri, 2019-04-19 at 13:06 -0400, Jason Franklin wrote:
> Evolution version: 3.28.5-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
> I've noticed that the side bar in the mail view in my instance of
> Evolution has inconsistent usage of the icons available.
> The images can be found here: https://pasteboard.co/IaSTsPk.png >
> Notice a couple of things immediately:
> 1. The archive folder doesn't use a filing cabinet (even though
> Evolution recognizes this folder as my archive).
> Does the size problem also happen when using the default (Adwaita) icon
> theme? If it does not then feel free to file a bug in the issue tracker
> of your distribution which provides that icon theme.
I'm not sure how to answer this. How could I check the default icon
theme? I searched the help to no avail.
Looks like there are two enhancement requests to file:
1. Use the proper icon for the archive folder in the side bar.
2. Fix the size and usage of icons in the current folder indicator.
Just to be clear: Do I file these with the Evolution project on GitLab,
or with the issue tracker for Ubuntu? You mention my distribution's
issue tracker. Just trying to get my next action right.
Then ensure that your window manager/desktop environment session does
use the icon theme.
It depends on your window manager or desktop environment how to do this.
Assuming you should use a common window manager and no desktop
environment at all, $HOME/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini probably
gtk-icon-theme-name=Adwaita does the job. I suspect the icon them is
just called "Adwaita".
I was able to experiment with the Adwaita icon theme.
I discovered three things:
1. The archive folder also does not use a filing cabinet under
2. The current folder indicator does not make consistent
use of icons under Adwaita.
3. The size of the current folder indicator icons IS consistent
I filed issues regarding #1 and #2 on GitLab. How to proceed with #3?
On 2019-04-19 at 20:48 -0400, Jason Franklin wrote:
> Ralf and Andre,
> I was able to experiment with the Adwaita icon theme.
> I discovered three things:
> 3. The size of the current folder indicator icons IS consistent
> under Adwaita.
> I filed issues regarding #1 and #2 on GitLab. How to proceed with #3?
> Jason Franklin
Which icon theme were you using before? What formats and sizes does it
provide for those "bad icons" ?
My guess is that you were using a theme that did not provide both 16x16
and 32x32 for some icons, so it used what was available, and thus should
be fixed at the icon theme. OTOH, perhaps there was a better approach
that evolution should have used.
> Which icon theme were you using before? What formats and sizes does it
> provide for those "bad icons" ?
> My guess is that you were using a theme that did not provide both 16x16
> and 32x32 for some icons, so it used what was available, and thus should
> be fixed at the icon theme. OTOH, perhaps there was a better approach
> that evolution should have used.
I was using the "Ubuntu-mono-dark" theme. I am not sure how to check
what size of icons are available in this icon theme.
The size problem did not occur with the Adwaita theme.