Vscode Synthwave 84 theme glow for Ubuntu

Bakhtiiar Muzakparov
1 min readJun 27, 2019


Disclaimer: keep in mind this might break your vscode configuration

Instructions on how to set up Synthwave 84 theme glow on Vscode:

install vscode .deb (not a snap)

After dpkgyour code will be in `/usr/share/code`

install “Custom CSS and JS Loader” extension

Add to settings.json:

“vscode_custom_css.imports”: [“”],
“vscode_custom_css.policy”: true,

install SynthWave ’84, then find vscode extension path for the file ‘synthwave84.css’

in settings.json of vscode change — “vscode_custom_css.imports”: [“”], TO *file URL* of synthwave84.css. Even better to copy paste this file to ‘Documents’ directory.

On terminal

sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/share/code`

Then on vscode Ctrl+Shift+P and “Reload CSS and JS”

There should be prompt to restart code, after restarting you should be able to see your letters glow.

Apologies, for spelling errors and shortness, had just couple of mins.