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My productivity setup ( VS Code )

ratuloss profile image Ratul Updated on ・3 min read

In this post I am gonna show you my personal vs code setup! Which makes me more productive. And gives me inspiration to do more coding. I will show you how turn this boring one, -

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To this cool one-

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And I will also provide you a list of useful VS code extentions which will make you life more easier as a developer. So if you are interested, continue reading...

Theme

When it comes about theme every people has a different choice. But I personally prefer to use - "The best theme". Yes if you take my opinion this is the best theme. Which gives an elegant look to my VS code. It's pretty similar to one dark pro. But this one is a little bit lighter than one dark pro. Which attracts me so much.

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Font

I use Fira Code as the default font of my editor. Which looks pretty fine. It gives a nice look to my editor. And fira code 400 medium is recommended with the Best theme.

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Icons

For icons I use Material Icon Theme Which makes my icons simple and elegant looking.

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Useful Extentions

1. Prettier

Prettier is a really really useful extention. It formats your unformatted code once you save your file. So install it. And after installation, go to settings, and search - "Format on save" Then check the settings if it is marked. Then add some code in your settings.json

"editor.defaultFormatter": "esbenp.prettier-vscode",
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2. Auto Rename Tag

This extention saves my time a lot When I am working with React, Html and XML. It renames the closing tag automatically when you try to rename the opening tag.

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3. ES7 React/Redux/GraphQL/React-Native snippets

This extention saves a lot of time when I am working with react and react-native. It helps me to prevent writing all the boilerplate codes. Like when I type - 'rafce' if generates all the codes for a react functional component.

4. Live Server

This extention is so useful when you are working with html, css and js projects. It auto reloads the browser page once you save any file in your project.

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5. Bracket Pair Colorizer

This extention is so much useful. It highlights the occurance of the opening and closing brackets. And it generates different colors of brackets. Which helps me a lot to have a more better and fast understanding.

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6. Tabnine Autocomplete AI

Tabnine is autocomplete AI tool. This will help you a lot when it comes to coding! And I highly recommend it. Just install it and you are gonna stick with that! it's insane!

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So that was my vs code setup. I enjoy working a lot with this setup. Let me know what is your productivity setup! in the discussions.

Discussion (66)

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Lyrod

You should give a try to Jetbrains Mono font 😊

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Ægir Æxx

Jetbrains Mono has to be the best coding font I've ever come across.

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Murad Jafarly

how can I get the Jetbrains Mono font?

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Andrea Barghigiani

I used that a lot but now I've been playing with Cascadia Code and I have to admit that has got a lot better since I tested some time ago. I'm starting to appreciate the thing Microsoft is publishing and I disliked 'em for so much time that is a strange feeling 😂

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michael-andreuzza

I second this.

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Nicholas Khrangtong

It's honestly one of the best code editor fonts IMO. I always struggled with moving back and forth between fonts and this one has been the longest standing use for me!

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tbs-raviashara

Are you checking FiraCode ???

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Lyrod

Yep! This was the first one I tested!

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Murad Jafarly

how can I get the Jetbrains Mono font?

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Domenik Reitzner

A few of my favorites:

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Rod Hartzell

100% on gitlens. That is a lifesaver extension.

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Rasmus Schultz

No PHP extension?

I've switched back and forth, and continue to find that none of them are very good. It's the main (perhaps only) reason I stick with JetBrains.

Everything else in VS Code is pretty great. I wish they'd sort that out and provide an official extension with reliable IDE quality language support. 😐

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Gulajava Ministudio

Here my current setup.

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You can try extension that i use here :
Gitlens
indent-rainbow
Visual Studio IntelliCode
ES6 Snippets
Vetur
Relative Path
Bracket Pair Colorizer 2
Live Server
Path Intellisense
REST Client


And for theme and font, i'm using Mayukai Theme and Iosevka Mayukai Font

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Tongyu Lu

Big shout-out for Iosevka for all CJK users. The design aligns characters very well.

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Ratul Author

nice your setup is sick

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Bruno Ochotorena

Victor Mono font is cool too.

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Nick Fotopoulos

Since font's seems to be the theme of the comments section I'll add my two cents.

Hack Nerd Font
Hack Nerd Font

nerdfonts.com/font-downloads

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Ratul Author

oh nice!

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Jesper Hodge

Did you try Fira Code iScript? I'm so so happy with the italics, even though I was skeptical first...

And another question, has anyone compared TabNine to Kite? (Free version) - I'm using Kite, it's quite helpful so far but not incredible, do you recommend TabNine instead?

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Ratul Author

kite is a little bit slow than tabnine

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Ajith Gopi

Works with css? Get the CSS media query snippets..

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Ratul Author

wow thanks!

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Ajith Gopi

Well, thank YOU btw 😛 I made it 🤪🤪

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orels1

While it's a paid font, I still can't recommend Dank Mono enough. Its a pretty unique looking font among the coding fonts, so you never know if you might like it!

gumroad.com/l/dank-mono

JetBrains mono is also good. Learned to love it when I started doing some C# coding for Unity stuff.

And in terms of themes, I just can't stop using Monokai Pro: monokai.pro/

Some other things to note that i haven't seen other mention:

  • Dash integration, if you're on macos and using Dash - pulls up the docs for things in Dash
  • Code Spell Checker, for all your flase and other fun typos
  • Partial Diff, for weird situations when you want to quickly compare some code in the editor, i often use it to compare some code that i have open on github withi pieces on my local machine (without having to switch branches locally)

Nice compilation though! Will be grabbing the autocomplete for sure

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Ratul Author

Thank for the font!

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Jae Beojkkoch

The theme is not bad, thanks for sharing this!

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Yoav Ganbar

I've been looking for something like "Auto Rename Tag" for a while now, thanks!

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Ratul Author

Youre Welcome :)

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Pankaj

GitLens is also good

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MikeD81

Hey guys! I would like to ask a question with a problem I'm having. When I click on the "go live" tab on vscode it's not opening the web browser as it should, Chrome is my default as it always has been, also when I right click on the html file in the workspace column it's still not opening the browser. I've searched many solutions and none seem to be helping I've also uninstalled and reinstalled code twice, nothing seems to work, can anyone shed some light or point me in a direction I can work with. I appreciate any help you guys can offer.

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Zayar Tun

Really loved the theme. Thanks.

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tamnguyenchi93

I use ubuntu mono font for my setup. With monokai theme.

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Ratul Author

oh awesome one!

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Tabnine

You should try Tabnine AI code completions! It uses GPT-2 based models to predict the exact code the developer has intended to type and saves thousands of keystrokes. Works miraculously with VS Code

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Ratul Author

Tabnine should be in this list !

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Tabnine

Yay! Thanks for that, Ratul  ❤️

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Jules Parra

omg i need to use the live server extention🤩 thanks for sharing, i've been looking for resources like this lately as I'm experimenting with vscode with web dev after being a loyal brackets user

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Rod Hartzell

I absolutely love the indent-rainbow extension.

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Jason Kim

Auto Rename Tag looks great. Thanks for the suggestion

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Jan Kohlbach

haha, thanks for liking and mentioning my theme 😬
I was wondering why the install count did raise so much the last days and even github issues appeared until someone mentioned this article to me 😂

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Ratul Author

DUde! Your theme is so awesome. I really enjoy using your theme :D Thanks for creating that

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Jaswanth

What is the extension you used to get those three vertical lines for "===" operator?

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Ratul Author

this is a font which's link I have provided in the post :) - fira code

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Pascal

Nice article! I'm currently using JetBrains Mono but I'm a huge fan of Fira Code as well.

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Dan Bamikiya

You forgot to add Chameleon to ur useful extensions list!

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cat who code

Mine: Auto close tag, Auto rename tag, Power mode, Untabify

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Sonu Lohani

I like monaco font. But i dont stick with one font.

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Ratul Author

same to you :)

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Minecodes

Nice but the arrow style in Fira Code and Jetbrains Mono isn't working in my IDE

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Ratul Author

make sure you have installed the fonts -> fonts.google.com/specimen/Fira+Cod...

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Márcio Campos

I like Menlo font and Github Plus Theme

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Ratul Author

oh one of my favourite one.

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