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Bug 772285 - User icon border too strong for custom icons
User icon border too strong for custom icons
Product: gnome-shell
Classification: Core
Component: login-screen
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-01 10:41 UTC by Antonio Ospite
Modified: 2019-11-21 22:04 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

GDM icon border and padding (293.34 KB, image/png)
2016-10-01 10:41 UTC, Antonio Ospite

Description Antonio Ospite 2016-10-01 10:41:54 UTC
Created attachment 336721 [details]
GDM icon border and padding


I find that the border around the user icon in the login-screen is too "strong" in some cases.

It works very well with the default icon, but if the user set a custom icon it may not.

For example I have a rounded icon and it looks unpleasant. Look at the attached screenshot. A subtler border may look better.

Adding some padding may help too, but maybe this does not work well with square filled icons? What do you think?

I know I can work around the padding issue by adding a margin in the icon itself, but I wanted to see what you thought about having it in the icon style instead.

Comment 1 Antonio Ospite 2018-05-11 06:54:13 UTC
Having a rounded mask for the user icon, as proposed in will also address this.
Comment 2 Antonio Ospite 2019-11-21 22:04:18 UTC
Not sure is gnome-shell issues have been migrated to gitlab yet, I could not find this one, but I just wanted to report that latest changes to the login screen fix the problem described in the original report. Thanks!