Visual Studio Code Custom Settings

The default Visual Studio Code theme is pretty darn good. But you sometimes want some small tweaks. Here some basic Visual Studio Code Changes that I like. You can use them or tweak them to your liking.

Hiding unnecessary elements

I hid several elements in the editor. Stuff I do not use. Inlike Jeffrey Ways I did not make it too spartan, but I did make it a little cleaner. Here is what I hid:

  • minimaps,
  • status bar
  • open editors in the sidebar

Color Tweaks

I also change the active tab or window as the default theme is not clear to me.  I made it blueish. Might change it later, but this is the choice I will stick to for now

User Settings

Here are the Visual Studio Code Custom Settings I use currently:


"editor.minimap.enabled": false,
"workbench.statusBar.visible": false,
"explorer.openEditors.visible": 0,
"workbench.colorCustomizations": {
"tab.activeBackground": "#3e9df5"

You can add them by going to settings with command comma and putting them in the user settings window:

Visual Studio User Settings

Jasper Frumau

Jasper has been working with web frameworks and applications such as Laravel, Magento and his favorite CMS WordPress including Roots Trellis and Sage for more than a decade. He helps customers with web design and online marketing. Services provided are web design, ecommerce, SEO, content marketing. When Jasper is not coding, marketing a website, reading about the web or dreaming the internet of things he plays with his son, travels or run a few blocks.