Many of the projects I work on at my job require cross-repository changes. As a result, I find myself flipping between VSCode windows.
The problem: each time I Cmd+` into a new window, there’s a split-second delay where I look for the tiny repo name among all the other visual noise.
Open the workspace settings in each repo and add the following setting:
"titleBar.activeBackground": "#553955" // change this color!
I recommend picking a color that works on white text (if you’re using a dark theme) and won’t be distracting — i.e. nothing too bright. Here are a few colors to get you started.
Et voilà! Pretty soon, you’ll subconsciously associate each repo with a different color. Much easier to find the window you’re looking for!
One nit: you’ll have to add
.vscode to your
.gitignore if you don’t want your workspace settings committed in git.