Font Awesome icon alignment inside md-button

I’m trying to align font awesome icons inside a button so that they are centered in respect to text on a toolbar. I have the following markup;

<div ng-app="app">
      <div class="md-toolbar-tools" md-tall"">
        <md-button class="md-icon-button">
          <md-icon md-font-icon="fa-circle" class="fa"></md-icon>
        <md-button class="md-icon-button">
          <md-icon md-font-icon="fa-circle" class="fa fa-lg"></md-icon>

Which produces the following layout;

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    fa-lg on the second icon makes it look centred although I suspect it is still aligned to the top. I tried sticking layout-alignment="center center" on the md-button to no effect.

    How can I control the alignment of font awesome icons inside md-buttons and, specifically how can I vertically center these within the toolbar? Is there a Angular Material way of doing this alignment, or is custom CSS required here?


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  • 4 Solutions collect form web for “Font Awesome icon alignment inside md-button”

    It appears to be the 24px fixed height on the .md-icon class that is messing with vertical alignment. The FontAwesome icon is a dynamic height, so a fixed height on the element means the middle of the element is no longer the middle of the icon. Try overriding this with height: auto; and it should work happily.

    The height added for md-icon is causing the issue

    md-icon {    
        height: 24px;    

    You need to add some extra class like follows

    <md-icon md-font-icon="fa-circle" class="fa **fa-md**"></md-icon>

    and need to override the height

    .fa-md {
        height: auto;

    Try this css

    .md-icon-button .fa-circle {
      font-size: 23px;
      width: auto;

    I have checked the latest release of Angular Material (1.1.1) and this problem has gone. Enjoy!