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Matthias πŸ€–

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What VSCode theme are you using?

The IDE and Visual Studio Code in particular is the one tool developers use most.
Since most of us spend many hours a day in Visual Studio code, it's a terrific feature that you can choose your own theme.

At the moment I use Shades of Purple, before that I used Dracula Official for a long time but I want my IDE a bit more colorful 🎨

A great resource for finding your next theme is vscodethemes.com (I'm not related to this website πŸ˜‰).

vscodethemes.com

What theme are you using?


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Mitch McClellan
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Shane Dowling

I never knew how much I needed this in my life! Might as well kick off some synthwave while I'm at it.

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Nick Taylor

Currently using Night Owl with the Dank Mono font.

Night Owl with the Dank Mono font

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Matthias πŸ€–

I like that font. Looks like the Operator Mono but for free!

BTW: You are the first person I see who has the activity bar on the right 😁

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Nick Taylor • Edited

Dank Mono isn't free, but I really like the font and it is way more affordable than Operator Mono.

I do things like moving toolbars to keep my brain sharp. Same with my mouse. I'm right handed, but use the mouse with my left hand. I started doing stuff like this in high school as I was big into basketball and was doing anything to get better with my left hand. Because of that, I still brush my teeth with my left hand. πŸ™ƒ

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Matthias πŸ€–

Dank Mono isn't free, but I really like the font and it is way more affordable than Operator Mono.

Ah okay, I only had a quick look at their website.

I'm right handed, but use the mouse with my left hand.

Just tried that. Wow, thats a hard one!

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Sergey Kislyakov

I'm right handed, but use the mouse with my left hand

I'm left handed and the only thing I do with my right hand is moving the mouse. 😁

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Matthias πŸ€–

Is it hard for you to use your right hand for moving the mouse?
Are there special mice for left handers?

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Nick Taylor

I use a track pad at and at work, I have a magic mouse, both which work the same whichever hand you use.

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Antonio Radovcic

Verdandi

With project-specific title-bar-color.

Loving the black & white syntax. Wouldn't go back to colored anymore.

The font is CamingoCode

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zoltan

That's my favourite theme as well! I don't use VSCode anymore, but your post just reminded me that I miss this theme :) Time for me to attempt port it to vim sometime I guess. Was playing around with monochrome themes in there but none of them clicks the same way for me as Verdandi did.

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Matthias πŸ€–

With project-specific title-bar-color.

Sounds like good idea! I will add that to my workspaces too! Thank you πŸ™

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Matthias πŸ€–

Just tried the colorized title-bar thing. If find it pretty handy, do you know if it is possible to increase the title bar height?

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Antonio Radovcic

Highly doubt it. It's not part of the web-app, but of the native OS-windowing Electron uses.
What I tried was to shrink the side-tool-bar, but also to no success.

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Matthias πŸ€–

Such a shame. For now I solved it by increasing the zoom level and shrinking the font size:

"window.zoomLevel": 0.3,
"editor.fontSize": 16
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Antonio Radovcic

I need to look up if it's somehow possible to have a user-stylesheet which just overrides things. It's a website after all.

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Florimond Manca • Edited

I’ve been using Palenight for some time now. It’s a dark theme with a smooth and soothing feel, I really enjoy it!

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Mattia Astorino

Palenight is just an unofficial porting of the Material Theme palenight variant

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Matthias πŸ€–

Looks very calm ❀️

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Priyanka Kore

I was using Night Owl for a very long time. It's just so easy on the eyes. But I was craving a bit of change. I tried a bunch of themes, but none of them were as easy on eyes as Night Owl. But then I found Noctis .. Noctis Uva is my favorite from the Noctis family.

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Matthias πŸ€–

I think I will try the Noctis theme and its variations too.

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J3ffJessie

Was using Material a Theme, but recently switched to Synthwave β€˜84. Amazing theme. Need to work out the glow but I’ll get there eventually.

marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

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Matthias πŸ€–

Is the glow effect more cpu intense?

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J3ffJessie

Probably, it uses another package to handle the glow. It has the instructions in the docs but I haven’t messed with it. It will probably take more cpu but not 100% sure.

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Robb Owen

Hey! Thanks for suggesting Synthwave '84!

The glow effect is handled by loading an external CSS file, but despite the neon looks, it's all done with CSS text-shadow so the CPU performance impact is minimal

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J3ffJessie

Nice. I hadn’t played with it for the glow yet. Hoping to have time this weekend to mess with it. Hopefully it’s fairly simple.

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Michael Jolley

Used Dracula for a long time but recently been using Panda.

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Phil

marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...

"One Dark Pro Vivid" and these Fonts "'Menlo for Powerline', Monaco, 'Courier New', monospace".
After installing the theme you have to set the "Vivid" theme separately. I really like the brighter colors.

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Matthias πŸ€–

"One Dark Pro" looks familiar - is that the Atom default theme?

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Phil

Yep. This is based on atom default theme.

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Prashant Chaudhari

I use Monokai Pro from the original creator of Monokai Theme. It is free for some period but after the trial there will be annoying popups. I really loved it so i bought the license.

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Matthias πŸ€– • Edited

I did not know that there are extensions for VSCode that are not free.

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Prashant Chaudhari

So far i only know this one...

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Ryan Smith

I created a theme to my liking - Kaia Theme. It was inspired by Monokai but I tried to make things easier to read and identify.

Kaia Theme

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Akshay Kadam (A2K)

This looks rad & is really easy on eyes. Good job Ryan.

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Matthias πŸ€–

Nice work πŸ‘

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Quintus Cardozo

Was using Material Theme for the longest time. Just switched to Horizon today and I'm loving it so far

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Mike

New Moon

It's really excellent. Also with Fira Code.

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yevgalis

I finally found someone who uses New Moon theme!) I've been using it since Brackets. The most balanced theme in my opinion

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Mike

I love it! My only complaint is that there's a whole lot of yellow and orange in a lot of my JS, and I typically prefer slightly cooler colors to be more common.

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Matthias πŸ€–

Do you use ligatures?

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Mike • Edited

Yep! That's the main selling point of Fira Code :)

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Stavros Kefaleas • Edited

I am using Dainty - Night Owl but I have a problem.
It overrides some of my Operator Mono Lig fonts.
Any ideas?

Here's what I mean :

i.ibb.co/vzZRS89/Screenshot-2019-0...

i.ibb.co/NFhK4H8/Screenshot-2019-0...

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Matthias πŸ€–

To be honest, I don't know what you mean?
How should it look like? I don't use ligatures.

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Stavros Kefaleas

The first image is a compatible theme and the second image is Dainty - Night Owl.

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Mike Bell • Edited

If anyone is looking for something new, I recently created a theme as a little side project. It's called Supernova, any and all feedback is welcome!

Supernova Theme

Supernova theme

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Adam Romig πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

Ooh, that looks nice! I’m going to give your theme a try.

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Stephen Chiang

Theme: Night Owl
Font: Dank Mono
Matching HyperJS Night Owl Theme
Custom Powershell / GitPosh Settings

Although I sometimes still switch back to Material Ocean or Noctis Obscuro

Dark for indoors

Dark Theme

Light for under the sun

Light theme

HyperJS

HyperJS

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Matthias πŸ€–

Good idea to have an option for working under the sun!

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Matthias πŸ€–

Does the Dank Mono font support different font weights?

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Stephen Chiang

Not exactly sure, but on Noctis, the import is bold so I think so.