Peacock v1 Released

John Papa on March 11, 2019

Have you ever found yourself switching between multiple instances of VS Code, while trying to find which one you were looking for? I often have m... [Read Full]
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Thanks a lot...

When I first saw your post about this extension I thought it was neat but I didn't think I would have much use for it, but after working on a project this weekend and fooling around with different vscode windows, it got me thinking and now I'm on board.


Thanks! No worries, several people have said this too :)

Some folks only use one instance ... while others use several.


Thank you, John.
I can't wait to give it a try.

But I seem to have run into a problem.

Anyone else having the issue by chance? ๐Ÿ˜…

๐Ÿ› command peacock.* not found #88

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dance2die commented on Mar 11, 2019

๐Ÿ› command peacock.* not found

Running Peacock via Show all commands: ctrl+shift+p fails to run and shows command peacock.{all peacock commands} not found alert message.


Version Information

Windows 10 winver

VS Code version and whether it is stable or insiders? vscode version

Version of Peacock 1.2.0

Repro steps

  1. Install Peacock
  2. Restart VS Code
  3. Run any Peacock commands using "ctrl+shift+p"

all commands

The log given by the failure

I get following error popups for every command error popups

Mention any other details that might be useful

I've also tried this on Ubuntu but the error occurs the same way.

Linux demo



Thanks for reporting this in GitHub too! I found the issue and published a fix. Please try it out and let me know if it works.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for taking the time to help out!


No thank you, John~

v1.2.1 works and looks aaamazing~ ๐Ÿ˜


Nice idea. I work in a lot of different languages, would be nice if there could be some way to set up a language-color mapping to easily identify instances for certain languages.



One idea you could try is to create a "favorite" and save it for the different languages, the choose those for the projects.

I think what you are suggesting though is that when Peacock starts up it could try to determine the language if your project and choose a specific color for it. Feel free to add to the issues.


Yes, the workaround would work, but I was looking for something more automatic, i.e. if there's a Gemfile, use the Ruby color. package.json, one Javascript color to go, sir. I'll add an issue for that.

Understood - and thanks for adding to the issues list in github!


Wow! This is perfect, I can't wait to give it a shot. My last job was at an agency, and I'd use a different Code window for each client project, always getting them jumbled and confused. This would've been a big help.


I thought this was a really neat extension when I installed it a couple of weeks ago, but then this week when I started using RemoteFS to connect to my different Linux boxes it became absolutely essential for keeping track of which server I'm connecting to. Thank you for this!


Looks nice to me. Is it possible to colorize only left border of the activity pane instead of all the pane?


Great example of a creative solution to a common but often overlooked problem. Nice work.


Gotta try. Although I love my hyper term like pitch black theme


We all love our themes :)

Perhaps make some favorite colors with Peacock that compliment your theme?


Very neat, I'll try this out. I also write articles in VSCode, do you use any extensions or external apps for things like grammar or structure?


I hope you like it.

I'm working on an extension to help with this. But I hit a few snags on getting APIs for grammar. I tweeted to grammarly about it but it appears they have no roadmap for an API.


This is totally awesome, It could be little thing but saves a lot time at end of the day.

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