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Emulator Issues #8890

Dolphin icon sometimes distorted on Windows taskbar

Added by jimbo1qaz over 4 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Status:
Fixed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
% Done:

0%

Operating system:
Windows
Issue type:
Bug
Milestone:
Regression:
No
Relates to usability:
No
Relates to performance:
No
Easy:
No
Relates to maintainability:
No
Regression start:
Fixed in:

Description

What's the problem? Describe what went wrong in few words.
(Windows 7) When using large collapsed taskbar icons, Dolphin uses the 16x16? icon whenever it's running, but the correct (48 or bigger) icon when pinned.

What did you expect to happen instead?
Dolphin uses large taskbar icons when pinned.

What steps will reproduce the problem?
[Don't assume we have ever played the game and know any level names. Be as
specific as possible.]
1. Install Windows 7.
2. Enable large taskbar icons.
3. Open Dolphin.
> Ugly upscaled icon appears.
4. Pin and unpin Dolphin.
> Good icon appears until Dolphin closed, second instance opened or icon otherwise reloads.
5. Pin and close Dolphin.
> Bad icon appears.

Dolphin 3.5 and 3.5-367 are old versions of Dolphin that have
known issues and bugs, so don't report issues about them and test the
latest Dolphin version first.
Which versions of Dolphin did you test on?
4.0-6986

Does using an older version of Dolphin solve your issue? If yes, which
versions of Dolphin used to work?
Not to my knowledge.

What are your PC specifications? (including, but not limited to: Operating
System, CPU and GPU)
Windows 7 x64, multiple computers experience same issue

Is there any other relevant information? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files)
Inspired by this recent blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2015/08/12/10634556.aspx

History

#1 Updated by Helios over 4 years ago

I just tested this in Windows 7 and I can't reproduce this.

Is Large Icons some sort of accessibility feature? Because I don't actually see enable large icons in the taskbar properties so I'm just assuming you meant "Don't have small icons enabled"

#2 Updated by jimbo1qaz over 4 years ago

I believe it may be an intermittent issue only occurring on some computers.

#3 Updated by rukariosake over 4 years ago

Dolphin icon does look like it's been badly resized with low quality image editing tools.

Not only on toolbar but I can also see it in folder of Dolphin's executable files. Right-click on free area in the folder then View -> Content.

Windows 8.1 x64

#4 Updated by seapancake over 4 years ago

Pretty sure large icons is default and small icons is a configurable preference.

Taskbar Properties -> Use small taskbar buttons.

Im on Windows 10 so possible not relevant but both Taskbar icon and folder icon while in Content view look fine to me.

Taskbar icon - http://i.imgur.com/JNXSCeH.png
Folder icon in content view - http://i.imgur.com/zyNxt4s.png

Im using always combine, hide labels as well.

#5 Updated by seapancake over 4 years ago

Forgot to add im using latest 4.0-7420.

#6 Updated by MayImilae over 4 years ago

Why did you not attach images Jimbo?

Anyway, there was an issue identified with the taskbar icon in windows when the new logo was going in around 4.0, but it was very unreliable and hard to reproduce. It was just considered "another WX bug" and we moved on... Without images I cannot confirm if this is that or not. Of course, that issue had nothing to do with "16x16", so I definitely need to see it to know.

#7 Updated by Lucario about 4 years ago

http://i.imgur.com/5Q7EZ6J.png?1

Run Dolphin then open Netplay window. Both will be on taskbar with diff icon quality.

#8 Updated by MayImilae about 4 years ago

That's a 32x32 icon, not a 16x16 icon. :/

#9 Updated by Lucario about 4 years ago

I think OP was mistaken.

#10 Updated by MayImilae about 4 years ago

Well, if that is the issue, it's something we tried to fix for 4.0 and weren't able to figure out. :( I'll show this to delroth and see if he thinks its worth exploring and trying to fix before 5.0.

#11 Updated by MayImilae about 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from Dolphin uses wrong 16x16 icon on Windows taskbar to Dolphin icon sometimes distorted on Windows taskbar
  • Status changed from New to Accepted
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low
  • Milestone set to Current
  • Operating system Windows added
  • Operating system deleted (N/A)

Unable to reproduce on Windows 7. Can anyone reproduce this consistently on their machine?

Marking as accepted because I did experience it at one point, two years ago. Apparently it wasn't completely fixed. Marking as milestone current, but we may drop that later on.

#12 Updated by PEmu about 4 years ago

MaJoRoesch wrote:

Unable to reproduce on Windows 7. Can anyone reproduce this consistently on their machine?

I am able to reproduce this issue following the steps Lucario posted. This is using Windows 8.1.

#13 Updated by Fog almost 4 years ago

MaJoRoesch wrote:

Unable to reproduce on Windows 7. Can anyone reproduce this consistently on their machine?

Marking as accepted because I did experience it at one point, two years ago. Apparently it wasn't completely fixed. Marking as milestone current, but we may drop that later on.

Not able to reproduce on Windows 10. Going to drop this from current as it's not a regression.

#14 Updated by Fog almost 4 years ago

  • Milestone deleted (Current)

#15 Updated by PEmu almost 4 years ago

Fog wrote:

MaJoRoesch wrote:

Unable to reproduce on Windows 7. Can anyone reproduce this consistently on their machine?

Marking as accepted because I did experience it at one point, two years ago. Apparently it wasn't completely fixed. Marking as milestone current, but we may drop that later on.

Not able to reproduce on Windows 10. Going to drop this from current as it's not a regression.

Did you test the steps listed here: https://bugs.dolphin-emu.org/issues/8890#note-7 or just the ones in the original report? I am still getting icon issues in 4.0-9081 in Windows 8.1.

This is what I get with the netplay window open and buttons not combined: https://i.imgur.com/WPXQUIH.png

Also if I attempt to pin the Dolphin development build to the taskbar it immediately switches to the lower quality icon as soon as I do so. If I unpin it it reverts to the higher quality icon.

I still think this is something that should be fixed for 5.0.

#16 Updated by PEmu almost 4 years ago

Okay I believe I have figured out what is going wrong here. Copied from what I wrote on GitHub:

Dolphin by default is loading Sys/Resources/Dolphin.png for its 32 x 32 icon on the taskbar. However in certain circumstances like opening a second window or pinning/unpinning Dolphin it is loading the 32 x 32 version of Dolphin.ico instead. As we previously didn't have a 32 bit 32 x 32 version in the .ico file we ended up with the poor looking 8 bit version. In this PR I added a 32 bit 32 x 32 version however it does not look identical to Dolphin.png which is causing the continued issue in my previous post.

I am going to try to get this fixed.

#17 Updated by PEmu almost 4 years ago

Okay I believe I have figured out what is going wrong here. Copied from what I wrote on GitHub:

Dolphin by default is loading Sys/Resources/Dolphin.png for its 32 x 32 icon on the taskbar. However in certain circumstances like opening a second window or pinning/unpinning Dolphin it is loading the 32 x 32 version of Dolphin.ico instead. As we previously didn't have a 32 bit 32 x 32 version in the .ico file we ended up with the poor looking 8 bit version.

I am going to try to get this fixed.

#18 Updated by PEmu almost 4 years ago

As a follow up to my previous post a new icon with an identical 32 x 32 variant to the PNG version was used in PR #3727. This solves the problem visually but it doesn't change any program behaviour. I'm not sure if Dolphin is supposed to be loading two different files as icons so I don't know if this issue should be marked fixed or not when this change gets merged.

#19 Updated by JosJuice almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Fixed

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