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For a while now in the chrome developer tools, the tab icons have not been showing. Here is a screenshot of what I mean:

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This is what it should look like:

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This is by design. They've changed the layout to be more compact.

You can set this back to the old default in the Developer Tools settings:

In the Developer Tools pane, click the gear icon:

Now, tick Show Toolbar Icons.

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Thank you very much! I did not see the option in the settings. My dev tools look a lot better now :) (The icons help me to quickly see which one I want to click on) Marked as the answer and upvoted – starbeamrainbowlabs Jan 27 '13 at 17:54
The option does not appear in Chrome 30. I think they may be gone for good now. – JamesGecko Oct 3 '13 at 19:31

This option was removed from Chrome in version 30.

You can no longer set toolbar icons, unless one is provided in an unofficial theme for the devtools:

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