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A File Icon

by ihodev, DeathAxe ST3 Top 100

Sublime Text File-Specific Icons for Improved Visual Grepping

Labels theme, file, icons

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  • Total 661K
  • Win 361K
  • OS X 161K
  • Linux 139K
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Windows 152 427 408 424 416 422 313 323 434 412 457 489 439 359 350 398 496 460 506 510 292 319 386 497 324 503 468 336 349 424 470 487 509 458 343 325 476 417 394 416 382 275 257 332 355 401
OS X 40 162 160 145 163 155 92 88 156 153 158 183 196 112 101 189 165 156 169 234 121 94 171 183 114 166 183 95 116 142 193 170 189 169 103 113 164 149 113 131 124 90 80 129 114 130
Linux 50 113 139 149 136 123 118 94 125 146 133 170 162 104 113 130 163 142 136 177 127 108 176 140 141 155 139 108 109 145 149 154 151 146 129 123 160 123 113 115 103 94 74 108 104 113

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A File Icon

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This package adds file-specific icons to Sublime Text for improved visual grepping. It's heavily inspired by Atom File Icons.

Its aims are:

  • To be a tmPreferences storage for UI themes those support file-specific icons.
  • To provide icons for themes those don't (fully) support file-specific icons.

If you have any problems, please search for a similar issue first, before creating a new one.

Also, check the list of known issues before doing so.

Users

Installation

Package Control

The easiest way to install is using Sublime's Package Control. It's listed as A File Icon.

  1. Open Command Palette using menu item Tools → Command Palette...
  2. Choose Package Control: Install Package
  3. Find A File Icon and hit Enter

Download

  1. Download the .zip
  2. Unzip and rename folder to A File Icon
  3. Copy folder into Packages directory, which you can find using the menu item Preferences → Browse Packages...

Note: Don't forget to restart Sublime Text after installing this package.

Customization

You can change the color, opacity level and size of the icons by modifying your user preferences file, which you can find by:

  • Preferences → Package Settings → A File Icon → Settings,
  • Choose A File Icon: Settings in Command Palette.

Wrong Icons

Sublime Text uses syntax scopes for file-specific icons. That's why icons of packages provided by the community require them to be installed.

See the list of community packages that you may need to install to see the right icon.

Themes

If your theme supports an icon customization you can choose what icons you want to use – provided by the theme (by default) or provided by the package. Otherwise this package adds its own icons only.

Troubleshooting

If something goes wrong try to:

  1. Open Command Palette using menu item Tools → Command Palette....
  2. Choose A File Icon: Revert to a Freshly Installed State.
  3. Restart Sublime Text.

Developers

Bring Support of the File Icon Customization to Your Theme

If you are a theme developer and you want to support a file icon customization, you should:

  • Remove all stuff related to the icon setup: .tmPreferences, .sublime-settings, .sublime-syntax and .tmLanguage files.
  • Rename all your existing icons to match these ones.
  • Add .supports-a-file-icon-customization file to the root of your theme (this is how we check if the theme supports customization of the file-specific icons).

How It Works

In simple terms, A File Icon does the following:

  1. Copies all the necessary files right after install or upgrade to zzz A File Icon zzz directory
  2. Searches all installed themes
  3. Checks if themes are already patched, if not
  4. Patches them by generating <theme-name>.sublime-theme files from a template
  5. For themes those support file icon customization, it provides .tmPreferences files and missing icons by default (user can override icons provided by the theme via "force_mode": true).

The real process is just a little bit more complex to minimize hard drive I/O.

Resources

Colors

Colors are bright because they should look good with most themes. However you can change color and opacity level of all icons. See customization.

Palette

Icons

This package contains icons provided by:

Source icons are provided in SVG format (Sublime Text doesn't currently support it). We convert them to @1x and @2x PNG assets before each release via a custom gulp task.

Rasterized icons can be found in icons folder.