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Icon Quality on dock
fatamorgana2012 English 15 Guest [Read]
30 March 2015 à 16:51

fatamorgana2012, Tuesday 08 March 2011 à 18:46 | Quote


Subscription date : 21 February 2011
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Hi i want just ask why icon quality on Cario Dock No Open Gl and with Open GL is low? I try run on windows x windows dock [xwd] and icon quality is very good ,Awn on Linux have better than Cairo Why ?
just look on desktop and on dock
http://freeimage.pl/?di=16129960648816

taiebot65, Tuesday 08 March 2011 à 23:39 | Quote


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Maybe it's the quality of your icons. Best quality is .svg.

I do not notice any differences..

fabounet, Wednesday 09 March 2011 à 12:22 | Quote


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since icons in the dock are not in the same size than the original ones, there may be some loss of quality when they are resized.
so of course if you compare like you did, there are differences.
.svg icons are the only ones that will have the same quality whatever the zoom is.
I recommend you tu use svg whenever it's possible.

also it's possible that the opengl backend may have some small glitches that the cairo backend doesn't have.

nochka85, Wednesday 09 March 2011 à 12:51 | Quote


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I have also remark this and it appears that the OpenGL backend causes this blur effect.

fatamorgana2012, Wednesday 09 March 2011 à 13:33 | Quote


Subscription date : 21 February 2011
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fabounet :
since icons in the dock are not in the same size than the original ones, there may be some loss of quality when they are resized.
so of course if you compare like you did, there are differences.
.svg icons are the only ones that will have the same quality whatever the zoom is.
I recommend you tu use svg whenever it's possible.

also it's possible that the opengl backend may have some small glitches that the cairo backend doesn't have.


But i try any size .. try xwd is really amazing dock and put any icons on dock is very good quality png format.

fabounet, Wednesday 09 March 2011 à 17:12 | Quote


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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I guess this dock does not have zoom effect.
zoom is a nice effect but zooming an image imply you will loose some quality.
although with cairo it's not very obvious (it does a good job), it's a bit more obvious with opengl.
I think that if you disable the zoom, you will get nice quality icons.

nochka85, Wednesday 09 March 2011 à 20:50 | Quote


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I'm sure it doesn't solve the blur effect ...

matttbe, Thursday 10 March 2011 à 01:00 | Quote


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Did you enable the zoom? Because as said fabounet, you will get nice quality icons (icons are resize if the cursor is not on the dock and if there is a zoom).

@ fabounet: is it maybe possible to load icons two times? One time for big icons and the other time for small zoomed.

fatamorgana2012, Thursday 10 March 2011 à 01:14 | Quote


Subscription date : 21 February 2011
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ok .When icon be in normal position no zoom quality is low but when i take cursor on the icons quality is good.. i try use svg and problem is the same .icon is distorted and not acute. i try resize icon to 44 px and use size on dock 44 px but this option not help me..

zapata, Thursday 10 March 2011 à 09:29 | Quote


Subscription date : 20 December 2010
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I completely agree with fatamorgana i noticed the same thing. Doesn't matter whether you turn the zoom on or off the problem remains same.And it doesn't matter whether you use svg or not.And on the screenshot the icons on the desk have the same size yet the ones on the dock are blurred while the ones on the desktop aren't!

Guest, Tuesday 29 March 2011 à 16:30 | Quote

This guy found a solution for this:

http://glx-dock.org/bg_topic.php?t=4166

and other :

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1658932

fabounet, Thursday 31 March 2011 à 17:49 | Quote


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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the ubuntuforum topic is not about icons quality, but animations speed.
and honestly I can't see any difference when increasing the animations speed as the guy says. does anyone notice something (apart from a bigger CPU usage ? )

matttbe, Thursday 31 March 2011 à 18:23 | Quote


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A bit smoother

zapata, Saturday 02 April 2011 à 22:18 | Quote


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Here is another example!The first screenshot shows the dock with a set zoom of 1000(so there is no zoom at all) and the second screenshot is when i set the zoom at 2000(so default)Now can you see a difference!!!Well I can and even a pretty big and annoying one!!!

http://uppix.net/b/3/d/f06dddda4b724db418705acbb4174tt.jpg

http://uppix.net/c/8/1/1a4b0e74570c255a2bc7e3875e7dctt.jpg

The quality of the icons is a lot better when there is a zoom.But i use the dock without the zoom.See what i have noticed is (and i may be wrong) is that depending on how you set the zoom of the icons(i.e. the "maximum zoom of the icons" option) the icons are either too sharp (as in my case) or too blurred as in case of fatamorgana.Ideal they look when this option is set to about 2000.Well thats just my impression!

P.S. I´m not using openGL!

Guest, Monday 30 March 2015 à 16:49 | Quote

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Guest, Monday 30 March 2015 à 16:51 | Quote

My solution was to go into the Advanced Settings of the dock > Appearance > Icons and then set the icon size to 48 x 48. HUGE difference in icon quality!

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