How to set the icon for a note on right side bar

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What I’m trying to do

I have several “special” notes that I’ve added to the right side bar (e.g. Goals.md). Since the title isn’t displayed, I rely on the icons to differentiate between the tabs in the side bar. But my 4 special notes all have the same icon. Is there a way to set the icon for a specific note when it’s on the side bar?

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this is a custom snippet, you can add them to your snippets. To customize your icon, you should change the aria-label to your special note’s name and change the background-image :

.workspace-tab-header[aria-label^="Obsidian"]
> .workspace-tab-header-inner
> .workspace-tab-header-inner-icon
> .document{
    display: none;
}

.workspace-tab-header[aria-label^="Obsidian"]
> .workspace-tab-header-inner
> .workspace-tab-header-inner-icon{
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</svg>
");
    background-size: 17px 17px; /* adopt this to your file tree font height */
    transform: translate(0px, 5px); /* to position the icon */
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    display: inline-block;
    height: 17px;
    width: 17px;
    margin: -4px 2px 0 0;
}

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Thank you! I found an SVG icon library on gihub, and then used this tool to convert them to a Data URI for inclusion in the css. Perfect.

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