Discord with Dunst notification daemon, big icons

Hi,
recently I've installed Discord (installing the .tar.gz and execute the Discord file). And per default, on ManjaroI3, dunst is installed as notification daemon. If Discord sends a notification with a new message, the icon/image of the person is showed with the content of the message. My problem is that in dunst you can indead modify the maximum icon size but after shrinking this number only the the custom images are resized, the default image is really large (and way too big). For an example see the attachment (on top the custom image, and below the default image)

And my

Dunst config
    frame_width = 1
    frame_color = "#788388"
    
    font = Noto Sans 10
    
    # Allow a small subset of html markup:
    #   <b>bold</b>
    #   <i>italic</i>
    #   <s>strikethrough</s>
    #   <u>underline</u>
    # 
    # For a complete reference see
    # <http://developer.gnome.org/pango/stable/PangoMarkupFormat.html>.
    # If markup is not allowed, those tags will be stripped out of the
    # message.
    markup = yes
    
    # The format of the message.  Possible variables are:
    #   %a  appname
    #   %s  summary
    #   %b  body
    #   %i  iconname (including its path)
    #   %I  iconname (without its path)
    #   %p  progress value if set ([  0%] to [100%]) or nothing
    # Markup is allowed
    format = "%s %p\n%b"
    
    # Sort messages by urgency.
    sort = yes
    
    # Show how many messages are currently hidden (because of geometry).
    indicate_hidden = yes
    
    # Alignment of message text.
    # Possible values are "left", "center" and "right".
    alignment = left
    
    # The frequency with wich text that is longer than the notification
    # window allows bounces back and forth.
    # This option conflicts with "word_wrap".
    # Set to 0 to disable.
    bounce_freq = 5

    
    # Show age of message if message is older than show_age_threshold
    # seconds.
    # Set to -1 to disable.
    show_age_threshold = 60
    
    # Split notifications into multiple lines if they don't fit into
    # geometry.
    word_wrap = no
    
    # Ignore newlines '\n' in notifications.
    ignore_newline = no
    
    
    # The geometry of the window:
    #   [{width}]x{height}[+/-{x}+/-{y}]
    # The geometry of the message window.
    # The height is measured in number of notifications everything else
    # in pixels.  If the width is omitted but the height is given
    # ("-geometry x2"), the message window expands over the whole screen
    # (dmenu-like).  If width is 0, the window expands to the longest
    # message displayed.  A positive x is measured from the left, a
    # negative from the right side of the screen.  Y is measured from
    # the top and down respectevly.
    # The width can be negative.  In this case the actual width is the
    # screen width minus the width defined in within the geometry option.
    geometry = "0x4-25+25"
    
    # Shrink window if it's smaller than the width.  Will be ignored if
    # width is 0.
    shrink = yes
    
    # The transparency of the window.  Range: [0; 100].
    # This option will only work if a compositing windowmanager is
    # present (e.g. xcompmgr, compiz, etc.).
    transparency = 15
    
    # Don't remove messages, if the user is idle (no mouse or keyboard input)
    # for longer than idle_threshold seconds.
    # Set to 0 to disable.
    # default 120
    idle_threshold = 120 
    
    # Which monitor should the notifications be displayed on.
    monitor = 0
    
    # Display notification on focused monitor.  Possible modes are:
    #   mouse: follow mouse pointer
    #   keyboard: follow window with keyboard focus
    #   none: don't follow anything
    # 
    # "keyboard" needs a windowmanager that exports the
    # _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW property.
    # This should be the case for almost all modern windowmanagers.
    # 
    # If this option is set to mouse or keyboard, the monitor option
    # will be ignored.
    follow = mouse
    
    # Should a notification popped up from history be sticky or timeout
    # as if it would normally do.
    sticky_history = yes
    
    # Maximum amount of notifications kept in history
    history_length = 20
    
    # Display indicators for URLs (U) and actions (A).
    show_indicators = yes
    
    # The height of a single line.  If the height is smaller than the
    # font height, it will get raised to the font height.
    # This adds empty space above and under the text.
    line_height = 0
    
    # Draw a line of "separator_height" pixel height between two
    # notifications.
    # Set to 0 to disable.
    separator_height = 1
    
    # Padding between text and separator.
    # padding = 8
    padding = 8
    
    # Horizontal padding.
    horizontal_padding = 10
    
    # Define a color for the separator.
    # possible values are:
    #  * auto: dunst tries to find a color fitting to the background;
    #  * foreground: use the same color as the foreground;
    #  * frame: use the same color as the frame;
    #  * anything else will be interpreted as a X color.
    separator_color = #263238
    
    # Print a notification on startup.
    # This is mainly for error detection, since dbus (re-)starts dunst
    # automatically after a crash.
    startup_notification = false
    
    # dmenu path.
    dmenu = /usr/bin/dmenu -p dunst:
    
    # Browser for opening urls in context menu.
    browser = palemoon

    # Align icons left/right/off
    icon_position = left

    # Paths to default icons.
    icon_path = /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/16x16/status/:/usr/share/icons/Adwaita/16x16/devices/

    # Limit icons size.
    max_icon_size=16

[shortcuts]

    # Shortcuts are specified as [modifier+][modifier+]...key
    # Available modifiers are "ctrl", "mod1" (the alt-key), "mod2",
    # "mod3" and "mod4" (windows-key).
    # Xev might be helpful to find names for keys.
    
    # Close notification.
    close = mod1+space
    
    # Close all notifications.
    # close_all = ctrl+shift+space
    close_all = ctrl+mod1+space

    # Redisplay last message(s).
    # On the US keyboard layout "grave" is normally above TAB and left
    # of "1".
    history = ctrl+mod4+h 
    
    # Context menu.
    context = ctrl+mod1+c

[urgency_low]
    # IMPORTANT: colors have to be defined in quotation marks.
    # Otherwise the "#" and following would be interpreted as a comment.
    background = "#263238"
    foreground = "#556064"
    timeout = 10

[urgency_normal]
    background = "#263238"
    foreground = "#F9FAF9"
    timeout = 10

[urgency_critical]
    background = "#D62929"
    foreground = "#F9FAF9"
    timeout = 0


# Every section that isn't one of the above is interpreted as a rules to
# override settings for certain messages.
# Messages can be matched by "appname", "summary", "body", "icon", "category",
# "msg_urgency" and you can override the "timeout", "urgency", "foreground",
# "background", "new_icon" and "format".
# Shell-like globbing will get expanded.
#
# SCRIPTING
# You can specify a script that gets run when the rule matches by
# setting the "script" option.
# The script will be called as follows:
#   script appname summary body icon urgency
# where urgency can be "LOW", "NORMAL" or "CRITICAL".
# 
# NOTE: if you don't want a notification to be displayed, set the format
# to "".
# NOTE: It might be helpful to run dunst -print in a terminal in order
# to find fitting options for rules.

#[espeak]
#    summary = "*"
#    script = dunst_espeak.sh

#[script-test]
#    summary = "*script*"
#    script = dunst_test.sh

#[ignore]
#    # This notification will not be displayed
#    summary = "foobar"
#    format = ""

#[signed_on]
#    appname = Pidgin
#    summary = "*signed on*"
#    urgency = low
#
#[signed_off]
#    appname = Pidgin
#    summary = *signed off*
#    urgency = low
#
#[says]
#    appname = Pidgin
#    summary = *says*
#    urgency = critical
#
#[twitter]
#    appname = Pidgin
#    summary = *twitter.com*
#    urgency = normal
#
#[Claws Mail]
#    appname = claws-mail
#    category = email.arrived
#    urgency = normal
#    background = "#2F899E"
#    foreground = "#FFA247"
#
#[mute.sh]
#     appname = mute
#     category = mute.sound
#     script = mute.sh
#
#[JDownloader]
#    appname = JDownloader
#    category = JD
#    background = "#FFA247"
#    foreground = "#FFFFFF"
#
#[newsbeuter]
#    summary = *Feeds*
#    background = "#A8EB41"
#    foreground = "#FFFFFF"
#
[irc]
        appname = weechat
        timeout = 0
        background = "#0033bb"
        foreground = "#dddddd"
#
[weechat hl]
     appname = weechat
     category = weechat.HL
     background = "#FF5C47"
     foreground = "#FFFFFF"
#
[weechat pn]
     appname = weechat
     category = weechat.PM
     background = "#D53B84"
     foreground = "#FFFFFF"
#
#[CMUS]
#    appname = CMUS
#    category = cmus
#    background = "#6C4AB7"
#    foreground = "#FFE756"
#
#
#     background = "#30AB70"
#     foreground = "#F67245"
#
# vim: ft=cfg```

(To highlight the line max_icon_size=16)

Set the maximum notification width/height. This line:

geometry = "0x4-25+25"

Hi :slight_smile:
Check do you have dunst-1.3.2-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz in /var/cache/pacman/pkg/

If yes, just downgrade package:

sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/dunst-1.3.2-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

I guess it's a bug in the latest duns version 1.4

Edit:
remember to log again or restart dunst

@mockroot tried this but I'd like that the size can be dynamic and that messages are (in) most cases completely shown

@Mr_Glitch oh ok after checking I noticed my dunst is on version 1.4.0-1

I think that next update (if there be dunst package) fix the issue. I have downgraded dunst to 1.3 .
I've look around on dunst github and there are few more bugs (maybe related) so I think that is known issue and be fixed soon or already is, but we need to wait to next Manjaro update :slight_smile:

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The issue is still present with latest build, v1.4.0-10.

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Dunst github have released v1.4.1 that might fix this. In my case it's caused by a conflict between setting the max width to 0 (dynamic width) and the max_icon_size

Just waiting for Manjaro to update it.

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It took a while that Manjaro updated this package and then a while for me to test it but in the end it worked. Thanks for your support (otherwise I'd have thought the error is on my side) :+1:

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