Low resolution Duckduckgo logo on the default home page

Asked by Lazaro Morales on 2019-11-28

Any reason why the Duckduckgo icon on the default home page search box
is using the 16px version instead of the 32px needed for the size
of that search box?

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Does it happen in other browsers?

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy firefox


Lazaro Morales (lazarom) said : #2

Only in Firefox. CSS property shows:

--newtab-search-icon: url(blob:null/86927627-0c29-41b0-9604-cea57b14d887);

which is a low resolution 16px icon but on other platforms 'about:home' uses this image instead:

--newtab-search-icon: url(moz-extension://76016655-ab29-4751-b93e-e4040c82e36b/favicon.ico);


=== Requested output ===

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 19.10
Release: 19.10
Codename: eoan
Linux univac 5.3.0-23-generic #25-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 09:22:33 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  Installed: 70.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.19.10.1
  Candidate: 70.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.19.10.1
  Version table:
 *** 70.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.19.10.1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan-security/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     69.0.3+build1-0ubuntu1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu eoan/main amd64 Packages

Ok.........does it affect other browsers?

Lazaro Morales (lazarom) said : #4

It doesn't. It only affects Firefox as I said earlier.

If you log in as guest or a new user, is it the same?

Lazaro Morales (lazarom) said : #6

It is the same. Something is changed when Firefox gets re-packaged or re-compiled for Ubuntu. If you download
the vanilla version from Mozilla you will see it is using the right icon.

The I suggest you report a bug. If it's the same with a fresh profile then it's the application rather than settings. You can start the process with:

ubuntu-bug firefox

Thankfully it's purely cosmetic and doesn't actually break anything. Maybe you can look online where the image is stored and replace it, test then update your own bug with a fix.

Lazaro Morales (lazarom) said : #9

This has been fixed on recent Firefox versions.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #10

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 19.10
Release: 19.10
Codename: eoan

You have to be aware that Ubuntu 19.10 is not supported any more. You should upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 in due course.
see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases for details about the supported releases.

This proobably is also the reason that your version of firefox is outdated (should be 80.* and not 70.*)