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Peacock is a VS Code extension that subtly changes the workspace color of your workspace

Peacock is a VS Code extension that subtly changes the workspace color of your workspace
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Peacock is a VS Code extension that subtly changes the workspace color of your workspace. No, really. The idea of Peacock came to John Papa when he was at the conference and faced with the need to switch the colors of a few key aspects of VS Code manually to differentiate them for the audience to identify his code too. And then he decided to automate this action. And Peacock was born! 

Peacock Visual Studio Code extension is ideal when you have multiple VS Code instances and you want to quickly identify them. It offers very interesting features such as:

  • Commands, they can be found in the command palette.
  • Changing the color of Affected Elements to user defined color or a random color
  • user-defined color from the Favorite Colors
  • saving a user-defined color with the Save Favorite Color
  • Adjusting the coloring of affected elements by making them slightly darker or lighter to provide a subtle visual contrast between them
  • Saving colors to your workspace in the .vscode/settings.json file

But you have to keep in mind that Peacock affects:

  1. The titlebar, activitybar, and statusbar elements
  2. Anything regarding the readability of these elements
  3. Background and foreground colors
  4. Any elements that are displayed within these peacock elements (e.g. badges, hover)

You can check out the full documentation here.

We also recommend you to check our material with vital VS Code settings and extensions. If you haven’t tried them yet, well, it’s never too late to catch the train.

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