extension ExtPose

Restore old Google icons

Description from extension meta

Restore the old icon on Meet, Calendar, Gmail etc to make tabs more recognizable

Image from store Restore old Google icons
Description from store This extension restore the old icon on Meet, Calendar and Gmail to make tabs more recognizable. That increases accessibility. Super simple :) nothing more.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-11-20) Kathryn Deering: Disappointed. The fix was only partial (email icon) and then it reverted to the new one. I will be deleting the extension.
  • (2020-11-18) Joscha Storz: You are the best! (Additional hack: I really like pinning my default tabs in a standard order (right-click on tab-> pin))
  • (2020-11-17) Bubu Buna: Thank you for restoring my sanity and removing my frustration. It was so difficult to gauge whether I had a specific tab open or not! I know it's a first world problem but this is simply brilliant
  • (2020-11-16) Erica Koprowski: This extension helped me out so much. I can see all icons again, and developer even updated it to include all Google products. Thank you so much!!!
  • (2020-11-14) 布丁: 雖然能夠還原到舊的圖示,但它的做法是不斷重寫網頁的favicon,造成效能上的干擾。而且它的圖示也沒辦法顯示Gmail的未讀信件數量,實際上不太實用。
  • (2020-11-13) fires3as0n: The only reason for google to exist is the apps like this one, thank you.
  • (2020-11-13) Jordan Drakinite: Not so great for performance... It constantly overwrites the HTML inside the page, on a loop. Also it only changes the favicons, not images on the page.
  • (2020-11-12) Brian Kelley: At the risk of sounding like a simpleton, this might be my favorite extension ever. I am so glad that there are others that dislike the new google icons and are smart enough to do something about it. Thank you!
  • (2020-11-12) Sally Mimms: My eyes thank you. I was developing new wrinkles (and headaches) from all the squinting.
  • (2020-11-12) Shaun Lambert: brilliant! is the icon for keep missing though? didn't change like everything else did for me
  • (2020-11-10) Iain Purdie: Icons are soooo much better, but if there's a way to put the email count into the Gmail one and the date into Calendar...
  • (2020-11-10) Andrew Levine: Works great! I wish I could do this for iOS app icons
  • (2020-11-10) James Rose: I love it! It reverses Google's style-over-substance "improvement" of its icons. At the risk of sounding greedy, given that this is a free extension, if there's a way to add back the dynamic mail counts on the icons that would be great. But regardless - THANK YOU!
  • (2020-11-10) Duncan Murtagh: Does exactly as described. Bravo!
  • (2020-11-09) Elijah Bernstein-Cooper: Thank you for saving me from the misery of Google's new icons.
  • (2020-11-09) Fernando Conti: It works.Thank You!
  • (2020-11-09) Lukas: God bless you!
  • (2020-11-09) Simon Green: Thanks for this, really helpful. If you update this extension, I would like to see the icons in the '9 dots' Google Apps shortcut Menu in Gmail changed back to the old icons too.
  • (2020-11-09) Clément DUPONT: New Icons are indistinguishable !!!!
  • (2020-11-09) Yeye: Great extension for saving my eyes. Looking forward to Firefox version.
  • (2020-11-08) Adrian Ferdinand Meyer: thank you! made my life easier
  • (2020-11-07) Volkan GER: God bless your soul! PS. SCREW YOU GOOGLE!
  • (2020-11-06) Kevin Bortnick: Works as intended, much easier to see which tab is which again, thank you.
  • (2020-11-06) Tom Mendenhall: With my 65 yo aging eyes it was easy to find the red M with white background. The 'improved' gmail icon was almost impossible to spot when other tabs open. I'm glad good the old red and white are back. Thank you so much!
  • (2020-11-06) Istvan Romhany: Edit: the owner has updated and it now differentiates slides/sheets/docs. 5/5 !! Sadly does not differentiate between docs, slides, and sheets. This is a must! Gmail, meet and calendar working well. 3/5

Latest issues

  • (2020-11-18, v:0.2) Kathryn Deering: Icons did not revert
    Icons did not revert, even after rebooting. It has been less than 24 hours. Should I just wait?
  • (2020-11-10, v:0.2) Michael Scott: Android application?
    Hi there. Just wondering: can this "restore old Google icons" extension/technology be used on an Android device? (phone/tablet) If so, please advise instructions. Thanks.
  • (2020-11-07, v:0.2) Norman L Barnett: Old icons
    Extension did not restore old icons. Fix?
  • (2020-11-07, v:0.2) Norman L Barnett: Old icons no restored
  • (2020-11-05, v:0.1) James F Peterman: last note
    They seemed to have been slow to change, but the icons have changed over now.
  • (2020-11-05, v:0.1) James F Peterman: icons did not revert
    Just installed, restarted Chrome to no icon change, and then restarted my computer, no change. OS 10.15.6 and updated Chrome Version 86.0.4240.183 (Official Build) (x86_64)
  • (2020-11-04, v:0.1) Antoine C: Edge
    Would this work with the new Edge? I use both Chrome and Edge side by side daily.
  • (2020-11-04, v:0.1) Chris Turney: Docs favicons
    This is nice, but it doesn't yet show the correct icons for Sheets or Slides (it changes them to look like a blue Doc icon).


12,488 history
4.5 (81 votes)
Last update / version
2020-11-05 / 0.2
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