Graphical glicht with Xfce 4.16

To make the battery icon smaller, open this file in a text editor:

~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

Then add this code:

#xfce4-power-manager-plugin image {
	-gtk-icon-transform: scale(0.75);
}

Finally, save the file and redraw the panel:

xfce4-panel -r

Edit: It’s possible to transform the other tray icons, as well. For example,

#xfce4-notification-plugin image {
	-gtk-icon-transform: scale(0.85) translateY(3px);
}
#pulseaudio-button image {
	-gtk-icon-transform: scale(0.9);
}
#xfce4-power-manager-plugin image {
	-gtk-icon-transform: scale(0.75);
}
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Many thanks but I will replace it with something more my style. :wink:

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It happens here also with with Adapta, Materia or Matcha theme.

Thank you very much, this fixes it in such a graceful way!!

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Thanks, this worked, I had to make this file since it didn’t exist.
(Quite annoying that I wasn’t able to find this solution myself… :roll_eyes:)

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You can alter the button position by turning off DialogsUseHeader in XFCE settings

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what would it be for the BT icon?
would be nice to re-setup our XFCE4 theming to include this enhancements, if you have time join me to do so!

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It seems that mileage may vary. My battery icon on Xfce 4.16 is of normal size and i’ve no visual glitches on Thunar. But i do not use Arc Theme, i use Greybird Theme with Adwaita icons.

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Visual Glitch exists here with Thunar/xfce 4.16 using Adapta-Maia Theme and Papirus-Maia icons. It is only in Thunar, so not a big deal for me.

Unfortunately, my EndeavourOS computer doesn’t support Bluetooth, so a Bluetooth icon doesn’t appear on my Xfce panel. In particular, I don’t know the name of the Bluetooth icon, so I can’t reference it in a GTK+/CSS selector.

I’m a bit overwhelmed with work and other obligations at the moment, but I did find the time today to write a tutorial that explains the approach I use when I want to resize, reposition or otherwise transform an Xfce panel icon:

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Back to topic: What about the graphic glitch? Downgrade Thunar cannot be the only solution.

Has anyone reported it to the Xfce devs?

how does it work?
I don’t have it installed anymore at the moment, and I don’t have a screenshot of it.

I can’t duplicate the problem so far, so a report from me would be rather useless!

Is that because you got some fancy conkies going on?

I doubt that’s it :grin: The only glitch I have is reverse scaling still. Must be the themes or icon sets messing up for others…

The bug has already been reported here:

You can check for open issues here:

https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/bugs

You can create an Xfce Gitlab account here:

Signing in with your new account, you’ll have new-user permissions, which are sufficient to submit a bug report.

Your original post above includes a screenshot. :wink:

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From what i just read it’s going to be fixed in the next release if i read this right?

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Yes, that’s my interpretation, too.

Fixed for master and 4.16 branch, to be released in 4.16.1 and 4.17.0.

I doesn’t look too bad if you can hide it.