I don’t spend as much time as I want in front of any of my Code Editors. And because of work, when I do, is mostly at night. So, I’m usually kind of tired andI really appreciate every help I got there.
I’m already using flux to to make the color of my computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day (see references).
And a few days ago, JetBrains released a new Consola style font which looks amazing after a 1st trial.
Therefore, while working on JetBrains Mono we focused, among other things, on the issues that can cause eye fatigue during long sessions of working with code. We have considered things like the size and shape of letters; the amount of space between them, a balance naturally engineered in monospace fonts; unnecessary details and unclear distinctions between symbols, such as I’s and l’s for example; and programming ligatures when developing our font.JetBrains blog.
Today, we proudly present JetBrains Mono – a new open-source typeface specifically made for developers. Check out what makes JetBrains Mono unique in the big family of monospaced fonts and try it in your favorite code editor. Have a look at JetBrains Mono, your eyes will thank you for it.
And as every font, is very easy to install in Windows. Just download and extract the package, and right click and install
In Visual Studio 2019, the configuration to use the font is very easy. Before going there, let’s take a look at the default font used in VS2019.
Once the font is installed, we can go to Options / Fonts and Colors and select JetBrains Mono as the default font.
Then, the same code will look lot more amazing.
So, now it’s time to use this font for a while in my different machines and give an honest review after a couple of weeks.
Use JetBrains Mono in Visual Studio Code
In Visual Studio Code in the preferences section, we can search for FONT and change the font to use JetBrains Mono.
And the code will start to look also amazing!