Icons Settings

Change the IDE icons

Here you can find settings for the Icons provided by the plugin, whether to enable or disable the icons, completely hide them or applying a filter to them.

Atom Material Icons plugin

Atom Material Icons Plugin

These features have all been moved to the Atom Material Icons Plugin since version 5.0.

The plugin can be installed the same way the Material Theme can be installed, but with one important twist: it doesn’t require the IDE to restart!

Atom Material Toolbar
Atom Material Toolbar
Atom Material Settings
Atom Material Settings

The UI is a bit different from the Material Theme UI, but provides the same functionality nonetheless. This operation has been performed to decouple the Material Theme plugin from the UI Icons feature, therefore allowing to use different Icon Themes from other authors alongside the Material Theme UI, and in the same time gives the ability to use the icons independently of the UI themes.

Note: This plugin has been recently ported to Google Chrome and Firefox! Go take a look: Atom File Icons Web for Chrome and Atom File Icons Web for Firefox

UI Icons

This setting toggles the replacement of the icons provided by the plugin. Specifically this disables:

  • Menu Icons
  • Toolbar Icons
  • Tool Window Icons
  • Application Icons

Basically this replaces all icons provided by the plugin, including breakpoint icons, dialog icons and even icons inside documentation panels.

Material Icons Disabled
Material Icons Disabled

Note: This setting does not affect icons being changed by other plugins.

Hide File Icons

This option allows you to completely hide the file icons from the IDE. This means from the Project Tree, Tabs, Dialogs and everything. This does not hide folders, though.

Hide File Icons
Hide File Icons

Note: This feature takes precedence over default file icons providers and the plugin’s own ones. However, some plugins might have an even greater precedence, meaning that you will still see icons from such plugins.

Monochrome Icons

This option allows you to apply a monochrome filter to the whole IDE, just like the color blindness filter. This is ideal for people who don’t like the avalanche of colors provided by the different icons.

Monochrome Icons
Monochrome Icons

By applying this filter, all icons will be filtered with a shade of the primary color (i.e., the color of the items in the Project View) of the current theme.

Note: This setting not only filters out the toolbar and file icons, but even tool window icons, debugger icons, etc…

Arrows Style

This setting allows you to change the style of the arrows in trees such as the Project Tree or Settings Tree (TODO).

There are the available styles:

Style Screenshot
None (no arrows)

You can also switch styles in the Actions Panel.

File Icons

This setting changes the icons for project files according to specific file patterns. Usually it is based off the extension of the file (*.js, *.scss, *.php) but it also identifies specific commonly used patterns and replace them with the relevant icon, such as:

  • package.json
  • build.gradle
  • README.md
  • composer.json
  • etc…

You can find more information at the File Icons Reference.

From version 2.9.0 it has been completely separated from the Material UI Icons setting, meaning that you can set File Icons without activating the UI Icons at all.

Folder Decorators

Assign specific folder icons to folders with commonly used names to add yet more visual grepping than with file icons. For instance, tmp, logs, src, lib or test are folders found within most projects.

Decorated Folders
Decorated Folders

Note that excluded/resource root/test root/package folders will not be decorated.

Important note: Because of the way it is implemented, this feature is not available in Rider.

PSI Icons

From version 3.4.0 you can also replace the PSI icons (e.g. Class, Interface, Enums, functions and so on) with Material icons.

PSI Icons
PSI Icons

The Structure Panel icons are also changed:

PSI Icons
PSI Icons

This option makes it look like the Visual Studio Code Outline Panel, as well as Rider or Resharper structure panels.


  • Monochrome icons actually messes up some parts of the IDE, such as the SVG Image Viewer. If you need to use it, please disable the option temporarily.