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My Visual Studio Code Setup

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After years on the text editor merry go round, I’ve finally settled on Visual Studio Code. I’ve found VS Code surprisingly fast (well fast enough for what I use it for) but it’s the flexibility in it’s configuration that has won me over, it’s allowed me to create a setup that has made me more productive and efficient when writing code.

I thought I would do a quick write up and share my setup and the extensions I use.


Hyper Term Theme – HyperTerm inspired VSCode theme with vivid syntaxcolors and a pitch black UI




Beautify – Beautify javascript, JSON, CSS, Sass, and HTML in Visual Studio Code

Bracket Pair Colorizer 2 – This extension allows matching brackets to be identified with colours

ESLint – Integrates ESLint into VS Code

File Utils – A convenient way of creating, duplicating, moving, renaming, deleting files and directories

GitLens – GitLens supercharges the Git capabilities built into Visual Studio Code

Indent on Paste – Attempts to re-indent code before it is pasted, using some generalized indentation rules

Prettier – Code formatter – Prettier is an opinionated code formatter

Project Manager – It helps you to easily access your projects, no matter where they are located


    "diffEditor.ignoreTrimWhitespace": false,
    "editor.autoClosingQuotes": "beforeWhitespace",
    "editor.defaultFormatter": "esbenp.prettier-vscode",
    "editor.find.loop": false,
    "editor.fontFamily": "Inconsolata, Menlo, Monaco, 'Courier New', monospace",
    "editor.fontSize": 16,
    "editor.minimap.enabled": false,
    "editor.occurrencesHighlight": false,
    "editor.parameterHints.enabled": false,
    "editor.renderWhitespace": "all",
    "editor.rulers": [80],
    "editor.selectionHighlight": false,
    "editor.wordWrap": "on",
    "emmet.includeLanguages": {
        "javascript": "javascriptreact"
    "explorer.compactFolders": false,
    "files.associations": {
        "*.njk": "html"
    "git.confirmSync": false,
    "workbench.colorTheme": "Hyper Term Black",
    "workbench.startupEditor": "newUntitledFile",
    "[php]": {
        "editor.wordSeparators": "`[email protected]#%^&*()-=+[{]}\\|;:'\",.<>/?"
    "[scss]": {
        "editor.wordSeparators": "`[email protected]#%^&*()-=+[{]}\\|;:'\",.<>/?"