I need to remove an icon

I added an icon to my design in Figma, but now I’m unable to delete it. I mistakenly placed it in the prototype bar instead of the design bar, so I can’t remove it from the design view. It only appears in the preview mode.

Hey @Lizzy3 ,
This sounds odd! Can you please share a quick video recording to better visualise your issue? (Please include the whole window, with the properties and layers panels in view and relevant layers expanded, and select any layers you’re having trouble with so we can check any relevant settings.)

The prototyping features allow you to create interactive flows (that explore how a user may interact with your designs). Thus, it shouldn’t be possible that you move your icon in the prototype bar (only in design view).

As a first workaround, can you make sure in your design view if you have toggle off the visibility of the icon?
In the layer panel, please check if you see this Screenshot 2024-02-23 at 13.05.02 next to your icon. This means your icon is hidden in the canvas. It will also appear as inactive (greyed out) in the Layers panel.
In order to solve it, click Screenshot 2024-02-23 at 13.05.02 to toggle the layer’s visibility on again.

If this doesn’t help, it would be helpful to have a copy of your file so we can try to replicate it. Feel free to reach out directly to the support team: here
Be sure to use your Figma account email, including a link to your file and share it with support-share@figma.com as an Editor.

Thanks for information @Celine_Figma
i also face this issue you resolve this, Thanks a lot.

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Hello , Actually I have the same issue , sometimes I add an icon and after some updates I don’t need it then it disappears totally from the editor view ,as it is frame so it will show on the present only
I need to close the file then reopen it , then it will show again

Hey @puttykey2024 , thank for confirming. Glad, it’s been solved on your end!

@mais1 : Thank you for flagging this, this behaviour looks odd. It would be great to have a deeper look at your file.
As said, If you still do not manage to recover the icon by toggling on the visibility, I’d suggest you to reach out directly to the support team so they can investigate further: here

Be sure to use your Figma account email, include a quick video recording, a link to the file, and share it with support-share@figma.com so they can take a closer look. Thank you!