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Add cursive fonts to VS Code

Fira Code

I have recently got into caligraphy and thought it would be neat to see cursive in my code editor as well. A quick google and I found a monospaced cursive font with ligatures! (Ligatures are basically symbols that replace pieces of code like !== to single looking character.) It’s really nice and makes some things very easy to read on top of making the coding experience a little more fun.

To get started…

  • You’ll first need to download Fira Code fonts and install them.
  • Install and apply Dark++ Italic theme.
  • Open your VS Code settings.json file and add the following lines:
    "editor.fontFamily": "Fira Code iScript, Menlo, Monaco, 'Courier New', monospace",
    "editor.fontLigatures": true,
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Jun 14, 2020 2 min read

IntelliJ IDEA Optimizations

Please post a comment if you have any additional tips to making IDEA faster. The first thing you want to do is disable all the plugins you are not using. Go to *Preferences& -> Plugins and un-check as many as possible. I unchecked about 80%. Give yourself more memory. I figure if Firefox allows itself to take a gig of my ram then I should treat my IDE a little better.
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May 6, 2014 1 min read