This Settings icon is a responsive icon. This means that it's optimized for four resolutions, from tiny 16x16 until highly detailed 80x80. The style comes from the latest Microsoft Office, which makes it perfect for any Windows applications, in particular, those with ribbon toolbar control. Unlike other icon packs that have merely hundreds of icons, this monster icon pack contains 15,500 icons, all in the same style and quality.
This icon represents settings. It is shaped like a ship wheel. A large circular shape with eight rectangle like protrusions go around the entire object. In the middle is a small circle that is placed directly in the center.
We've received the idea on November 24, 2011 and created the icons on December 05, 2011
• save as • error • rss • link • log in/out • settings sign • private/public delete
Story about Settings Icon
Is it any wonder this is one of our most popular downloads? You’ve got no idea what kind of fan mail the Settings Icon gets. Three more bags of letters came today alone. It’s a real problem. Joanne from accounting tripped over one and chipped a tooth.
When you need to fix or configure something in your gadget, chances are you are looking for a gear or a wrench icon.
It doesn’t even matter if it’s in your:
— phone — laptop — microwave
It’s a variation of one of these:
But have you ever thought why settings icons look how we got used to see them?
A gear for settings icon is a metaphor, but it goes from here — when you want to change how something works usually you supposed to emend inside parts that include gears, or sometimes alter it with a wrench.
Perhaps, it could be traced even further than that, but one of the pioneers in software field in this case was Windows 95. Maybe you still remember that icon.
And now we have different variants of settings icon which are more likely to be gears.
It was much harder to find a UI with a wrench in it, which means that wrench icon is not that popular, and, perhaps, was adopted as an “original” modification to gears.
Variations of settings icons A whole bunch of variations were developed throughout a time for Settings icon, you’ll easily find by which ancestors they were influenced: