After reinstalling Doom Emacs several times I can’t find any way to make treemacs use the colored png icons of it’s own default theme. I always get monochrome icons.

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How do I solve this?

  • Please don't post the same question in StackOverflow and emacs.SE. Choose one to keep and delete the other. Thx.
    – Drew
    Jan 22, 2022 at 16:52
  • Deleted on StackOverflow. Unfortunately there was no option to transfer the question from SO to emacs.SE. But to get the point: Do you have a solution for my problem?
    – Mountain
    Jan 22, 2022 at 17:22
  • Thanks. I don't have an answer to your question. Hopefully someone else will be able to help with that.
    – Drew
    Jan 22, 2022 at 17:51

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This seems to be due to a new variable added to Doom Emacs.

This sets the icons to be the familiar all-the-icons set.

(setq doom-themes-treemacs-theme "doom-colors")

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