Newly updated icon reverts to its original version after the app is closed

Steps to Reproduce

I downloaded an official PNG alternative Obsidian icon from The new Obsidian icon - Obsidian.

Next, I replaced the default icon using the option available in “Appearance”.

The app asked me to relaunch, and the icon switched without any issues.

However, the app icon reverts back to its original state after closing the app.

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Expected Result

The icon should remain as the selected alternative even after closing the app.

Actual Result

The icon reverts back to its original state after closing the app.


Obsidian version: v1.5.3
Installer version: v1.5.3
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.6.0: Sun Dec 17 22:55:27 PST 2023; root:xnu-8020.240.18.706.2~1/RELEASE_X86_64 21.6.0
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Base theme: light
Community theme: Minimal v7.4.8
Snippets enabled: 1
Restricted mode: off
Plugins installed: 11
Plugins enabled: 11
1: Omnivore v1.9.3
2: Media DB Plugin v0.6.0
3: Homepage v3.7.0
4: Calendar v1.5.10
5: Book Search v0.5.11
6: Editing Toolbar v2.4.0
7: Calibre v1.0.8
8: DataLoom v8.15.11
9: Kanban v1.5.3
10: Style Settings v1.0.7
11: Dictionary v2.22.0

Additional Information



Yes, it is perhaps the same issue I am experiencing. I’ll give it a read.

Additionally, given that the app icon reverts back to the original, I changed it over “Get info”, but for some reason the resultant icon is bigger than expected.