Bug 321507 - Timer widget looks too small when docked into a panel
Summary: Timer widget looks too small when docked into a panel
Alias: None
Product: plasma4
Classification: Plasma
Component: widget-timer (show other bugs)
Version: 4.9.5
Platform: Ubuntu Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-22 20:53 UTC by kYuZz
Modified: 2021-04-06 18:44 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Screenshot showing the bug (13.34 KB, image/png)
2013-06-22 20:56 UTC, kYuZz
Bug screenshot, kubuntu 17.04 (8.64 KB, image/png)
2017-04-15 06:09 UTC, vs
Screenshot of bug from Plasma Shell 5.12.5 on Arch Linux (92.99 KB, image/png)
2018-05-13 20:37 UTC, Adel Q

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Description kYuZz 2013-06-22 20:53:56 UTC
The timer widget has visual problems when docked into a panel.

When I first add it, it looks all right. However, when after rebooting the system, the font will look very small. The problem disappears as soon as I resize the panel, and the font is displayed at the correct size.

I need to resize the panel every time I reboot my system in order to be able to read the figures of the timer.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add the timer widget to a panel.
2. Reboot the system or log out from KDE and then back in again.
Actual Results:  
The font of the timer look very, very small and almost illegible.

Expected Results:  
The font of the timer remains the same as when the timer was first docked into the panel.
Comment 1 kYuZz 2013-06-22 20:56:03 UTC
Created attachment 80720 [details]
Screenshot showing the bug
Comment 2 kYuZz 2013-09-21 10:48:04 UTC
do bugs get looked at at all?
Comment 3 Bernhard Friedreich 2015-03-28 16:58:57 UTC
On plasmashell 5.2.2 the timer only shows as icon in the panel and only expands on click to show  (running) timers. I guess this bug can be closed.

Whether the timer should show in it's full form in panel I'm not yet sure about but if this is wanted a separate bug should be created imho.
Comment 4 vs 2017-04-15 06:09:24 UTC
Created attachment 105031 [details]
Bug screenshot, kubuntu 17.04
Comment 5 Christoph Feck 2017-04-21 14:27:56 UTC
What widget is that? According to bug 353090, in Plasma 5 the timer widget only shows an icon instead of the remaining time in the system tray. This is because the system tray icon size is fixed.
Comment 6 Adel Q 2018-05-13 20:36:21 UTC
I have the same issue on Plasma 5.12.5 with the Timer widget. The font size for the timer when placed in a panel is always extremely small due to vertical padding in the widget. It does not require a reboot as in the original bug report.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to reproduce:
1. Add the timer widget to a panel. Font size is extremely small due to padding.

Expected result:
The font of the timer should be readable and roughly fit the height of the panel, like the Digital Clock widget.
Comment 7 Adel Q 2018-05-13 20:37:08 UTC
Created attachment 112628 [details]
Screenshot of bug from Plasma Shell 5.12.5 on Arch Linux
Comment 8 Nate Graham 2018-06-08 18:38:46 UTC

This bug report was filed for KDE Plasma 4, which reached end-of-support status in August 2015. KDE Plasma 5's desktop shell has been almost completely rewritten for better performance and usability, so it is likely that this bug has already been resolved in Plasma 5.

Accordingly, we hope you understand why we must close this bug report. If the issue described  here is still present in KDE Plasma 5.12 or later, please feel free to open a new ticket in the "plasmashell" product after reading https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/Bug_Reporting

If you would like to get involved in KDE's bug triaging effort so that future mass bug closes like this are less likely, please read https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved#Bug_Triaging

Thanks for your understanding!

Nate Graham