KDE & syncthing-gtk funny status icon in System Tray

Hi, I am running Manjaro KDE 18.1 Juhraya.

syncthing-gtk puts out a gray-scale, very pixelated and cropped-looking status indicator icon in KDE's system tray.

Here is an example here:


When running syncthing-gtk from Konsole it gives out the following warning:

(syncthing-gtk:6764): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:09:31.965: Invalid icon size 24

(syncthing-gtk:6764): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:09:35.394: Invalid icon size 24

(syncthing-gtk:6764): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:09:35.421: Invalid icon size 24

Unlike in Gnome, the icon doesn't change status. For example, when devices are connected or sync is in progress, the icon goes from greyed-out to white and animates clockwise in Gnome. In KDE, it just stays in this grayscale state.

On GitHub, I found this now closed issue #297 from 2016. Although, the discussion there is about mission tray icon on KDE running on Ubuntu/Debian; its the closest available discussion regarding my problem.

Please, any help is appreciated because OCD is killing me.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I would say that this is the closest available report (not a discussion yet) regarding your problem:

I'm not using Syncthing, but The Arch Wiki would be my first choice for reading/troubleshooting:

There is a section in the Wiki called " Syncthing Tray" that may help you.


Yes, it is. Thanks. I never thought of searching using keywords 'low resolution'.
But I have no idea how to engage in these tickets. They ask to sign in. I don't want to do that.

I'm afraid that without creating an account on GitHub you can't engage in the bug report.

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Its not that I won't. I am not familiar with the etiquette of bug posting on GitHub.

In that case GitHub Help is the place to start.

Especially this page titled " Managing your work on GitHub".

Before trying your luck in GitHub I would suggest reading the Arch Wiki article I linked above.

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Yeah, I made an account and will post there. Thanks @bill_t.

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