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Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:48 am
this is how my system tray icons look on the desktop of my "kde neon" installation (plasma 5.6). (goes on below picture)

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Some time ago the icons in the system tray were even bigger. But I still find them too big. Why should they be allmost as big as the application launcher icons? Afer all: it's just the system tray....
Is there a way to customize the width of the system tray icons?
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Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:15 pm
begonia wrote:
Is there a way to customize the width of the system tray icons?


Short: Edit /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.systemtray/contents/code/Layout.js

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An example: Reduce icon size in vertical panel?? - https://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthrea ... post384036
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Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:07 pm
Thank you so much!
I will look into that!
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Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:32 pm
And it worked! Thank you. This took away the last real obstacle for using plasma 5 for me.

Great!

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Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:22 am
With the Plasma 5.7.0

'The System Tray has been rewritten from scratch': https://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.7.0.php

To get two columns with a narrow panel the user can edit the spacing in /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/contents/ui/main.qml

The default is 0.
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...
    //Main Layout
    Flow {
        id: tasksRow
        spacing: 0
        height: parent.height - (vertical ? expander.height : 0)
        width: parent.width  - (vertical ? 0 : expander.width)
...


At here, with the default and 'spacing: -8':

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Note !
Upgrades to the plasma will overwrote the main.qml edits.


A bug report of the tray icons: Bug 364431 - Tiny icons in 5.7 system tray - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=364431
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Re: system tray icons

Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:13 pm
Is there a way to change system tray icon's colour?
I looked at
https://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tu ... emeDetails
and can't see an item that would define it.

With transparent panel theme and bright wallpaper colours system tray icons are barely visible. Example:
https://i.imgur.com/Ba75aYu.png
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Re: system tray icons

Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:26 pm
most icons in the system tray come from the plasma desktop theme you use.

That can be located in the folder ~/.local/share/plasma/desktoptheme (in your home-directory) or else the desktop themes are in the folder /usr/share/plasma/plasmatheme .
In such a theme there is a folder "icons". That is the place were the system tray gets is icons from.
If you would replace the not-so-good icons by better ones in that folder (from another plasma theme) and restart plasmashell it would be better
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Re: system tray icons

Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:32 pm
On my system (kde neon 5.7) I needed to do it like this:

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    ...
        //Main Layout
        Flow {
            id: tasksRow
            spacing: -3
            height: parent.height - (vertical ? expander.height : 0)
            width: parent.width  - (vertical ? 0 : expander.width)
    ...

"spacing: -3" did the trick.
This can be achieved from anywhere using the command line by giving in:
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sudo sed -i 's/spacing: 0/spacing: -3/' /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/contents/ui/main.qml

After that restart plasmashell.
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Re: system tray icons

Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:36 am
A review request: Configuration option for System Tray's icon size - https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/128400/
Description

I didn't like the recent changes in systray icon size related to bug #364431, so I created this patch in order to make the systray's icon size user configurable


Good idea !
Hopefully it will be part of the Plasma 5 tray.

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Re: system tray icons

Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:01 pm
Rog131 wrote:A review request: Configuration option for System Tray's icon size - https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/128400/
Description

I didn't like the recent changes in systray icon size related to bug #364431, so I created this patch in order to make the systray's icon size user configurable


Good idea !
Hopefully it will be part of the Plasma 5 tray.


I'm the one I made the review request. Unfortunately according to the usability team, the theme should control the icon size and not the user :(
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Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:58 pm
jsalatas wrote:
Rog131 wrote:A review request: Configuration option for System Tray's icon size - https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/128400/
Description

I didn't like the recent changes in systray icon size related to bug #364431, so I created this patch in order to make the systray's icon size user configurable


Good idea !
Hopefully it will be part of the Plasma 5 tray.


I'm the one I made the review request. Unfortunately according to the usability team, the theme should control the icon size and not the user :(


I've got to keep repatching the qml (which keeps getting changed with each release!!) to get my desired (fixed) sized icons of 16x16 ... Plasma 5 is moving in the direction of Gnome Shell :-\
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Re: system tray icons

Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:45 pm
How can I apply this patch. Does it need compiling something? What are the steps?
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Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:14 pm
apache wrote:How can I apply this patch. Does it need compiling something? What are the steps?


One way to do it

Before you edit, BACKUP !

Downloading the patch 'systray_iconSize.patch' to the temporary directory.
Editing the systray_iconSize.patch: Replacing /applets/systemtray/package/ with the /org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/

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Copying the org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray to the temporary directory.

Opening a Konsole in the temporary directory.

Applying the patch:
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patch -p1 -i systray_iconSize.patch


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Note !
The patch needs tuning if there are error messages - 'Hunk # FAILED at' - etc.

Copying the patched org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray to the right place.

Restarting the plasmashell.
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Re: system tray icons

Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:11 am
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I get this. How to do "tuning"?
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patch -p1 -i systray_iconSize.patch
File org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/ is not a regular file -- refusing to patch
1 out of 1 hunk ignored -- saving rejects to file org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/.rej
File org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/ is not a regular file -- refusing to patch
1 out of 1 hunk ignored -- saving rejects to file org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/.rej
File org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/ is not a regular file -- refusing to patch
2 out of 2 hunks ignored -- saving rejects to file org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/.rej
File org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/ is not a regular file -- refusing to patch
2 out of 2 hunks ignored -- saving rejects to file org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/.rej
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Re: system tray icons

Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:43 pm
You don't need the patch. Just edit the file

/usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.private.systemtray/contents/ui/main.qml

and change line 34 from

property int itemSize: Math.min(Math.min(width, height), units.iconSizes.medium)

to

property int itemSize: Math.min(Math.min(width, height), units.iconSizes.smallMedium)

 
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