doom-modeline disables modeline icons when running Emacs in daemon mode. This caused me much head-scratching, but I came across two solutions:
The quickest is to set
t during initialization. This works fine, but if you connect emacs from the terminal using
emacsclient -nw things can look a little weird.
Adding the following to my “init.el” file does the same thing, but only enables icons the first time a window frame is opened:
(defun enable-doom-modeline-icons (_frame) (setq doom-modeline-icon t)) (add-hook 'after-make-frame-functions #'enable-doom-modeline-icons)
I’m still looking for a way to switching icons on and off when switching between a terminal and windowed session. This does things well enough for now.