A lot of people don’t like the New Visual Studio Code (aka VS Code or just Code) icon and they prefer the old icon better. I am one of these people.
I was inspired by this comment to bring the old icon back.
cp Code.icns /Applications/Visual\ Studio\ Code.app/Contents/Resources/Code.icns
cp code_file.icns /Applications/Visual\ Studio\ Code.app/Contents/Resources/code_file.icns
3. Force refresh Dock icons using the 3 lines bellow
touch /Applications/Visual\ Studio\ Code.app/
touch /Applications/Visual\ Studio\ Code.app/Contents/Info.plist
Bellow is an alliterative solution for changing the icon, using Mac’s App info view. You can open
/Applications in Finder, in order to bring up the App info.
— Jukka Tupamäki (@tukkajukka) October 17, 2017
You should now have version 1.17 of VS Code running with the old Dock icon.
I don’t know how to remove the new icon from Welcome screen seen above, but Welcome screen can be disabled via:
- Open Code > Preferences > Settings
Update 10/20/2017: After some thought, I decided to give the new icon another chance. I still don’t like it and wish they didn’t change it, but I want to give my brain a chance to get used to it.