Gnome Photos - toolbar issue + Slow startup

I am having a strange issue with Gnome Photos in RebornOS

ISSUE1: TOOLBAR is huge (vertical size)
ISSUE2: Very very slow startup time (approx 45 seconds)

OS: fully updated (as of 7/14/2021)
Gnome Photo version: 40.0
Install type: native/community package (installed by OS during setup)

OS: RebornOS Linux x86_64
Kernel: 5.12.15-arch1-1
Shell: bash 5.1.8
DE: GNOME 40.3
CPU: Intel i7-8700K (12) @ 4.800GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Memory: 3509MiB / 32046MiB
NVMe drive

Hi @jeetsrs :slight_smile:,

In order to help you and to test it on my computer,

  1. Could you also let me know which theme you use currently? You can check this through the gnome-tweaks application that you may install using the below command:
sudo pacman -S --needed gnome-tweaks
  1. Please also let me know if you use any display scaling / font scaling and possible numerical values for it.

  2. Do you have any other desktops installed on the side? If so, which ones?

WM Theme: Qogir-dark
Theme: Qogir [GTK2/3]
Icons: Qogir [GTK2/3]
No screen scaling or font scaling being used.

Seems there is an open issue with this topic on the Gnome Reddit/Github related to external media being attached.

In my case I have a second HDD attached (internal SATA drive) being used as a TimeShift backup drive which automounts.

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Hi @jeetsrs,

You are right that there is an upstream bug causing the header bar to be too big. I tested the same on my laptop. When the upstream bug is fixed, you can contact us to compile and package the fixed version (even when an official package is not yet released for Arch Linux). Until then, perhaps you can use Gnome’s Image Viewer (officially called as Eye of Gnome). The below command installs it if you do not already have it installed:

sudo pacman -S --needed eog

It will appear as Image Viewer in your list of applications.

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