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Question by anwesha, Feb 2, 2017 3:43 AM

Customize search box icon (magnifying glass)

Please let me know the best way to change the default coveo search icon to any other icon that I want for my site search box. I would like to maintain the animation that happens on click of this button as well.

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Answer by François Lachance-Guillemette, Feb 2, 2017 9:23 AM

You can override CSS class just like any CSS rule.

The icon is under the .CoveoSearchButton > .coveo-icon rule, so if you create a new rule that has higher priority, it will override the image.

Use a standard background-image: url(./yourImage.png); and adjust the background-size property to fit your image in it.

Hope this helps!


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Comment by anwesha, Feb 3, 2017 1:47 AM

Thanks! I tried the approach that you suggested. I updated the above css rule with my image but when a query executes i can not get the spin animation to work. It makes my icon rotate as well.

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Comment by Jean-François L'Heureux, Feb 3, 2017 7:21 AM

When a query is being performed, a new CSS class (coveo-executing-query) is added to the main search interface element.

In that state, the search button icon has different CSS rules in addition to some CSS animation:

.coveo-executing-query .CoveoSearchButton > .coveo-icon {
    background-position: -11337px 0px;
    width: 16px;
    height: 16px;
    text-indent: 16px;

If the CSS rule you added has more priority than the rule above, your icon will be used instead of the spinning loading icon defined by default by the Coveo styles.

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