Why is the icon so large in the menu bar in 23.04?

sj flag

The icon size in the menu bar becomes unreasonably large after I upgraded from 22.10 to 23.04. Also, the alignment of the arrow seems to be off as well... Can refer to the screenshot below. Anyone knows the fix?



  • Not using any scaling. Just 100% scale with 1920*1080 resolution;
  • Tried rebooting many times. The problem remains.
  • Also tried logging using another user account. The problem remains.
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics (ICL GT2)
vanadium avatar
cn flag
Include information on your graphics card and on the display settings you use: Settings - Displays, indicate whether you use scaling or not (add this to your question: use "edit"). Eliminate some causes by testing: disable custom extensions, reboot, see if the issue persists ; temporarily create a new account, log in to that and see if the issue persists.
Mayday avatar
gu flag
I have the exact same issue. Just upgraded from 22.10 to 23.04 today, and the icons on the settings menu, and the login screen went super big. I don't know if it's related to any new release they did or something :S
Steven avatar
sj flag
@vanadium Info added.
Mayday avatar
gu flag
@Shelton today I got it fixed after rebooting. (Yesterday rebooting did not improve anything). Give it a try, I think it was fixed. I didn't update anything by myself
Steven avatar
sj flag
@Mayday Mines still remains. I rolled back to 22.04.
cm flag

I got everything fixed after latest update

just regular

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

here is what was updated:

2023-06-12 12:26:55 upgrade gnome-shell:amd64 43.1-0ubuntu1 44.1-0ubuntu1
2023-06-12 12:26:55 upgrade gnome-shell-common:all 43.1-0ubuntu1 44.1-0ubuntu1
2023-06-12 12:26:55 upgrade mutter-common:all 43.0-1ubuntu4 44.1-0ubuntu1
2023-06-12 12:26:55 upgrade gnome-remote-desktop:amd64 43.2-0ubuntu1 44.0-1
2023-06-12 12:26:55 upgrade libmozjs-102-0:amd64 102.11.0-0ubuntu0.23.04.1 102.12.0-0ubuntu0.23.04.1
mohammad aghaie avatar
in flag
in my case apt won't upgrade these packages and say they have been kept back
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