Improve your VSCode experience with these useful configuration options
To open the configuration file use
Cmd + , on mac and
File -> Preferences -> User Settings on Windows and Linux
Change the editor font to your favourite monospace font with
"editor.fontFamily": "Inconsolata, 'Courier New', monospace",
I am finding the default font size to be way to small for my liking (and tired programmer’s eyes). Use
editor.fontSize to remedy this.
By default lines do not wrap. If you are tired of doing so much horizontal scrolling, use
Related to the previous item. When doing line wraps, I like to have a small indent to make it more obvious. This can be achieved with
In the pimp my editor category, improve the way your cursor blinks. Totally useless, totally worth it !
Possible values include
’solid’. I am rolling with
This one is a lot more useful. It formats your code automatically as you type. Use
editor.formatOnType to enable (off by default).
You know VSCode ships with an integrated Terminal you can open with
Ctrl + \.
If you are on a Mac and using a custom shell like
zsh you will probably also have to update the Terminal font to a Powerline font. Use
terminal.integrated.fontFamily to do so.
"terminal.integrated.fontFamily": "Meslo LG M DZ for Powerline",
I am sure you have quite a few extensions installed by now. Get them to update automatically with
extensions.autoUpdate to avoid these pesky notifications.
Happy Coding !