extension ExtPose

Restore old Google icons

Description from extension meta

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

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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

  • (2021-01-15) Joel Friedrick: Thank you! Love it.
  • (2021-01-08) NickLink: cool little thingy. Didn't have problems navigating the new icons since the only one affected that I mostly use is mail. Just prefer the old ones and this did the trick, nothing special.
  • (2020-12-15) Siri // GD Partitionhlep: Amazing! I hate Google because of the new icons, but I don't need to worry about that anymore!
  • (2020-12-11) Dora Zhou: works great thx! but one thing is would it be possible to have the calendar icon show the date? not a big deal bc i can see the date on the bottom of my computer screen anyways but it would be cool :) thanks again!
  • (2020-12-03) Wolfgang Milszus: Missing the current date in the calendar icon; please take a look at the corresponding add-in for Firefox: there is a solution: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/classic-google-icons/
  • (2020-12-03) pozxyyy: Amazing! Would love if the logos in the top left corner of sites would change too!
  • (2020-11-27) Laramie Bowcock: The perfect extension exists. It's this one.
  • (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
  • (2020-11-06) Ignat Remizov: Almost exactly what I wanted. If there's a way to change the icons on the sites themselves that would be awesome, but this is a fantastic first step. Thank you.
  • (2020-11-06) Darren de Lima: Good extension! Would appreciate if it worked with the unread numbers on services, as well as perhaps some other sites? e.g. Facebook, Messenger (purple icon makes notification number illegible), Google Search (back to the old blue lowercase "g"?)
  • (2020-11-06) yu tong: 很喜欢旧标志,新的根本分不出来
  • (2020-11-06) Hal Motley: And they are back! The old icons are easily distinguishable and I much prefer them. This extension like most works perfectly in Brave.
  • (2020-11-05) Michael18751: Works as intended! Is there a way to write a tampermonkey script that does the same thing?
  • (2020-11-05) Olof Schröder: Now I can finally see the difference between the tabs I have open all day!
  • (2020-11-05) Emma Karlsson: beautiful! So many faulty clicks you have saved me per day now!
  • (2020-11-05) Orchan Magramov: only works for tab section the icons inside websites/google account section are still the new design.
  • (2020-11-05) Pat Grady: Slides and Sheets != Docs.
  • (2020-11-05) Timothy Ink: The older icons were easier to tell the difference between the apps in tabs.
  • (2020-11-05) Juan Pablo Cavada: Thanks for fixing the horrible new gmail icon
  • (2020-11-05) Jeff Underly: THANK YOU!
  • (2020-11-05) Benjamin Bloomfield: Does not work with the unread counts in Gmail. The whole reason I wanted it was because the new icon makes the unread count almost completely illegible in Gmail. This unread message icon is a setting that is probably off by default, so perhaps most other people don't use it.
  • (2020-11-05) Jeremy Mlazovsky: I just installed this and immediately gave a sigh of relief when the icons were reverted to the previous versions. Now I can easily find my GMail and Calendar tabs among the other 20-30 tabs I have open!
  • (2020-11-05) Mihai Morcov: no dynamic icons for calendar days, or gmail unread count. a must have.
  • (2020-11-05) Cariad Eccleston: THANK YOU!
  • (2020-11-05) Nils Henkel: Great extension, that really shouldn't be needed. But oh well Google won't roll back are they? Only thing I'm missing is the current date in the calendar icon.
  • (2020-11-05) Clemens: It's nice, since what bothered me the most is the far less easy to read date number in the Calender icon. What's missing: the option to choose, I for one really like and prefer the new drive icon.

Latest issues

  • (2020-11-28, v:0.2) Velin V: How did this install ITSELF on my Chrome???
    I am mystified by how this extension ended up installing itself on my Chrome. Care to explain? I was looking at my other extensions, trying to see if you are the developer of one of them and you just "pushed" this new extension on to me, somehow... but this makes no sense... Please explain.
  • (2020-11-26, v:0.2) Renny: I don't see any changes in google apps in the browser
    you going to make a fix for that too?
  • (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).


13,634 history
4.6 (92 votes)
Last update / version
2020-11-05 / 0.2
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