VS Code Themes and Icon Themes

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Themes are usually the first extension someone will install. Themes are a great way to get started with VS Code and to learn how extensions work.

They are also a great way to quickly customize your editor so that it fits your personality. I lean to the more minimalistic themes, but there are more colorful themes available if you want your VS Code to pop.

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Extensions for VS Code can be found in two places:

  1. The VS Code Extension Marketplace Website
  2. Inside VS Code itself in the Extensions Sidebar (cmd + shift + x)

Search for "theme" or "icon theme" and you'll find a plethora of theme extensions.

Themes in VS Code

Use the Command Palette (cmd + shift + p) and search for:

  • Preferences: Color Theme
  • Preferences: File Icon Theme

The cool thing about enabling themes in VS Code is that you can press through the list in the command palette and see a live preview.

Chris Sev

Chris Sev

Chris Sev is the co-founder of Better Dev. Coding better every day. Previously he created Scotch.io which was acquired.


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