Home Assistant is finally getting an icon picker in the UI

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Guess what, lovers of Home Assistant? Brace yourselves because Home Assistant 2021.11 is just around the corner, and it's bringing along a shiny new toy—an icon picker for its Dashboard. Hats off to the coding wizard, Paul Bottein, better known in the GitHub world as piitaya for this game-changing pull request.

While it may sound like a small tweak, but trust me, in the grand scheme of things, it's a big deal. Why, you ask? Well, it just made configuring Home Assistant a whole lot simpler. Say goodbye to the days of having to shuffle off to the Material Design Icons website and rack your brain for the perfect icon. Now, everything is at your fingertips, right within the comfort of the Home Assistant dashboard.

Looking for an icon? Just type in the related word and voilà! A list of suggestions will magically appear. Sure, having the option to browse through all the icons would have been the cherry on top, especially when you want a little visual exploration. But hey, it's a pretty solid start. This handy icon picker will be at your disposal once Home Assistant 2021.11 makes its grand entrance next week.

The new icon-picker in the Home Assistant Dashboard
A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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