Bug 323841 - Blurry folder icon when selecting "small width" and 2 maximum lines.
Summary: Blurry folder icon when selecting "small width" and 2 maximum lines.
Alias: None
Product: dolphin
Classification: Applications
Component: view-engine: icons mode (show other bugs)
Version: 4.10.5
Platform: Gentoo Packages Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dolphin Bug Assignee
URL: http://6g6.eu/sih0-blurry-folder.png
: 308022 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-21 15:33 UTC by Oleksandr
Modified: 2014-02-26 11:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Version Fixed In: 4.13
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Description Oleksandr 2013-08-21 15:33:32 UTC
They are scaled probably, but I think they should not.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select "Icons" in Dolphin Preferences -> View Modes
2. Select Default "48" and preview "64"
3. Select Width "Small" and Maximum lines "2"
4. Look at icon view view.
Actual Results:  
Some icons look blurry. Those which are with 2 lines of text.

Expected Results:  
Icons are not scaled and not look blurry.
Comment 1 Christoph Feck 2013-08-21 22:39:46 UTC
Looks like a Qt bug. For some QTextLine.height() I get 17 (which is the same as fontHeight or lineSpacing), while for others it returns 18, making a two-line text two pixels higher.
Comment 2 Frank Reininghaus 2013-08-22 13:48:14 UTC
Thanks for the bug report and for the analysis! I cannot reproduce, but it might depend on the font. Maybe this is related to bug 308022.
Comment 3 Frank Reininghaus 2013-10-17 16:09:10 UTC
Hm, I guess we might be able to work around the problem.

In DolphinItemListView::updateGridSize(), we set the height of KItemListStyleOption::maxTextSize to

option.fontMetrics.lineSpacing() * "number of lines". 

The height that is reserved in the view for an item, calculated in KStandardItemListWidgetInformant::itemSizeHint(), is limited by this height.

Later on, in KStandardItemListWidget::updateIconsLayoutTextCache(), we calculate the number of lines by dividing this height by the line spacing again, and then simply layout this number of lines without caring about option.maxTextSize.height() any more. The actual height of these lines (and thus also the total height of the item) might then be larger than the height that the item pretends to have according to KStandardItemListWidgetInformant::itemSizeHint(). I'm not a graphics expert, but I guess that the blurring is caused by trying to squeeze the item, which is one pixel higher than it should be, into the space that is reserved for it.

Maybe this could be fixed by introducing a member "maxTextLines" in KItemListStyleOption, and using this in KStandardItemListWidgetInformant::itemSizeHint() to calculate the *real* height of the text. The view would then reserve one more pixel for the item.
Comment 4 Frank Reininghaus 2013-12-08 09:55:56 UTC
*** Bug 308022 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Frank Reininghaus 2013-12-08 09:57:28 UTC
There is a patch at


that might fix, or work around, the problem, but I'm not sure because I cannot reproduce the bug. It would be very helpful if anyone who can reproduce it and builds Dolphin from source could try it!
Comment 6 Frank Reininghaus 2014-02-24 20:10:03 UTC
Git commit 70cfa627e5a402f209c2eb1f3cfbc839d61740ad by Frank Reininghaus.
Committed on 24/02/2014 at 20:05.
Pushed by freininghaus into branch 'master'.

Make the handling of the "maximum text lines" setting more robust

If the user sets a maximum number of text lines in the settings, this
number was translated into a maximum height in pixels using
QFontMetrics::lineSpacing() before this commit.

In KStandardItemListWidgetInformant::itemSizeHint(), this maximum height
limited the size that is reserved for the item.

However, in KStandardItemListWidget::updateIconsLayoutTextCache(), the
maximum height was translated back into a maximum number of lines,
which limits the number of lines that are created using the QTextLayout.

This approach could lead to problems if the real height of the layouted
text is 1 pixel more or less than QFontMetrics::lineSpacing() times
"number of lines".

Now we do not store a "maximum height" inside the "maximum size"
explicitly, but store a maximum number of lines and a maximum with (for
Compact View) separately, and then use the number of lines also to
calculate the required size in
KStandardItemListWidgetInformant::itemSizeHint(). This should make sure
that the correct height is reserved for each item.

Thanks to Christoph Feck and Emmanuel Pescosta for helping to debug this
problem and testing the patch.
FIXED-IN: 4.13
REVIEW: 113871

M  +4    -2    dolphin/src/kitemviews/kitemliststyleoption.cpp
M  +2    -1    dolphin/src/kitemviews/kitemliststyleoption.h
M  +2    -1    dolphin/src/kitemviews/kitemlistview.cpp
M  +9    -10   dolphin/src/kitemviews/kstandarditemlistwidget.cpp
M  +6    -11   dolphin/src/views/dolphinitemlistview.cpp

Comment 7 Oleksandr 2014-02-26 11:07:10 UTC
I checked it on  on recent master built against ubuntu 13.10 dev packages (qt4.8.4).
Looks ok. http://3.imgland.net/mrvh2e.png
Comment 8 Frank Reininghaus 2014-02-26 11:20:14 UTC
That's good to know. Thanks for testing it!