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Try VS Code Themes Without Installing Them

try vs code themes without installing them

VS Code introduced a new useful feature that allows you to try out themes without installing them.

🎥 Check out this video for a showcase of this functionality:


If you cannot watch the video, please read on to find the steps you need to take to preview the themes without installing them:

Press CTRL + K and CTRL + T (CMD + K and CMD + T if you’re on macOS) to open the theme selector.

Then click + Browse Additional Color Themes… option.

vs code theme select window


Then, using the up and down arrows, select themes to preview them.

vs code try out themes without installing them

If you like a theme and want to install it, you can do so by clicking on the theme’s name.

A popup will appear, asking if you want to install the theme.

Click OK, and VS Code will install and activate the theme.

If you want to uninstall a theme, you must go to the theme selector again, click the cog icon, and then uninstall the extension.

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