Atom Material Icons Plugin

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

The Atom Material Icons Plugin is a complementary plugin of the Material Theme whose purpose is to customize all IDE icons. It was originally part of the Material Theme but has been extracted from it since version 2.9.0, in order to tend to users who don’t need the themes but do need the icons, the same way it is done in Atom or Visual Studio.

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


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…
File Icons
File Icons

You can find more information at the Associations.


Directory Icons

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.

You can find more information at the Folder Associations.

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


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.


PSI Icons

This toggle lets you 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.


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.


Hide Folder Icons

Same setting as the Hide File Icons except that it works for folders.

Hide Folder Icons
Hide Folder Icons

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…


Hollow Folders

This feature further decorates the Project View by emphasizing the folders which contain files that are currently open in the editor, making them appear as “hollow”.

Hollow Folders
Hollow Folders

Not only regular folders, but also excluded folders, resource folders or even decorated folders have a hollow counterpart.


Bigger Icons

This option increases the size of the icons from 16px to 24px, making them slightly larger.

Normal Icons
Normal Icons
Bigger Icons
Bigger Icons

Note: The IDEs are not optimized to handle bigger icons, so there could be parts of the IDE that are missing icons, or that the containers will appear larger/wider/bigger. Please be aware of such issues and use this mode with precaution.


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
Material
Darcula
Plus-Minus
Arrows
None (no arrows)

You can also switch styles in the Actions Panel.


Custom Accent Color

This option will let you override the Accent Color that is set for some icons, such as the Checkboxes.

Custom Accent Color
Custom Accent Color

Note: This custom color will be overriden by the Accent Color set by the Material Theme UI plugin.


Custom Themed Color

Some icons are colored with what is called the Themed Color. It’s a dynamic color that matches up the current UI Theme. Examples of such icons are:

  • Regular Folder Icons
  • Unchecked checkboxes
  • Unselected radio buttons
  • Expand Arrows
  • And some others

By default, this color will be the same as the text color in trees, but this setting will allow you to override it with the color of your choice.

Custom Themed Color
Custom Themed Color