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FS#70259 - [filesystem] Low contrast of the logo (archlinux.png) on white background

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by notreally (acc) - Friday, 02 April 2021, 04:57 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Friday, 02 April 2021, 18:51 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Assigned
Assigned To Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


The white `arch` in the logo doesn't look vivid enough with a white background.

Additional info:
The `gnome-control-center` now implements usage of os-release to search for the OS logo (

Steps to reproduce:
0. set `Adwaita` or any other light theme as GTK theme;
1. open `gnome-control-center`;
2. switch to `About` tab;
3. see the logo;
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Comment by mattia (nTia89) - Sunday, 11 April 2021, 15:36 GMT
I confirm the issue; a screenshot here:

I possible solution is to add a 'shadow' for the profile of the 'arch' white part.
Comment by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:18 GMT
Looking at the commit you pointed there is no handling of light vs dark themes logo.
So currently logo is displayed correctly on dark gtk themes (see attachment).

I will not alter the official copyrighted arch material and I don't know if there is a way to get the logo displayed correctly in both light and dark themes.
There is another version with arch in black, which could render better on light themes so we could eventually switch to that one.

Comment by Mantas Mikulėnas (grawity) - Friday, 02 July 2021, 20:05 GMT
It seems that the *next* gnome-control-center version [1] will automatically look for FOO.png (light mode, dark text) and FOO-dark.png (dark mode, light text).

Additionally it will look for FOO-text.png and FOO-text-dark.png, so I think the intention is that os-release should point to *just an icon* (without text), while gnome-control-center can still show a version with text.

I have tried placing the two horizontal logos from as archlinux-text[-dark].png (shrunk down to 150px height) and the result looks reasonable, so I would probably suggest doing this for the next GNOME version. (The attached screenshots are with gnome-control-center Git build.)

wget -O /usr/share/pixmaps/archlinux-text.png
wget -O /usr/share/pixmaps/archlinux-text-dark.png
magick mogrify -geometry x150 /usr/share/pixmaps/archlinux-text*.png