One of the first things that you learn when giving presentations is that fonts and font size matters just as much as the content. Below is a listing of the various font settings that I have found to be effective and how to set them in the programs
that I use.
If you have other programs that you use, feel free to leave a comment on the font settings that you use.
Format -> Fonts
Font: Lucida Console
Font Style: Regular
Settings -> Style Configurator …
Select Theme: Default (stylers.xml)
Language: Default Styles
Style: Global Override
Font Name: Lucida Console
Font Size: 18
Bold: sometimes checked depending on the day
Click on menu and select Defaults
Font: Lucida Console
Check “Bold fonts”
Screen Text: Lime (Kermit Green or Green: 255, Red: 0, Blue: 9)
Screen Background: Black
Powershell and Azure Powershell Command Prompt
For Win 8.1 On Start find PowerShell or Azure Powershell
Open file location.
Open shortcut Properties (right click menu).
Security tab -> Edit your permissions to Modify.
Select Font tab. (skip errors - nothing is set hence problem)
Don’t forget to pin to start menu or task bar if going to be using for demo.
Visual Studio Code
File -> Preferences -> User Settings
// Wrap based on screen size
// Version: 1.03
//Controls the indentation of wrapped lines. Can be one of 'none', 'same' or 'indent'.
// Controls the font family.
// Controls the font size.
// Version: 1.0.3
Visual Studio Community / Ultimate / Enterprise
Go to Tools -> Options
Environment -> General
Change the color theme back to “Blue” if you changed it. You color scheme might be cool but it will distract attendees.
Go to Environment -> Fonts and Colors
Under the Show Settings For drop down make the following changes:
Text Editor: Arial 14
Editor Tooltip: Calibri 14
Statement Completion: Calibri 14,
All Text Tool Windows: Tahoma 13
Watch, Locals, and Autos Tool Windows: Tahoma 14
Environment Font: Calibri 14
Package Manager Console: ??? (if using it for demos)
Go to Environment -> Start up
Change At startup dropdown to “Show Empty Environment”
Uncheck Download content every
Go to Environment -> Synchronized Settings
Uncheck “Synchronize settings across devices when signed into Visual Studio”
Note: This is done so that your presentation settings do affect any other machines
Go to Environment -> Keyboard
Build.BuildSelection -> Ctrl +
Go To Projects and Solutions
Check “Track Active Item in Solution Explorer”
Check “Always Show Solution”
Check “Always show Error List if build finishes with errors”
Check “Show Output windows when build starts”
Go To Text Editor
** All Languages**
Check “Word Wrap”
Check “Line Numbers”
Check “Navigation Bar”
Check “Auto Brace Completion”
Go To All Languages -> Tabs
Set “Indenting” to Smart
Set “Tab size” to 2
Set “Indent size” to 2
Check “Keep tabs”
Here are some various sources that I got information from.