Since there are posts like this going around on blogs like The Zen of Programming and DEV Community πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» so I feel like giving my πŸ”₯ take.

VSCode: Themes

My current theme is Gloom because it’s pretty and has the best balance of contrast and coolness.

I also have the standard Monokai, Cobalt2, nightowl, and level-up-vscode-theme which is my second favorite.


I have a lot of extensions. Let’s just get that out of the way. I know I should delete a lot of them and I have. Just need to go a little further.1:

Yep. 115 extensions.

Some of my favorite extensions:

Random Extensions






Final Thoughts

VSCode has come a long way from when I first tried it in 2015. I use it exclusively now, and am extremely happy with it and happy with my overall setup2.

I just installed 6 more while writing this. ↩

Though I could get rid of some of these extensions. ↩

My VSCode Setup