Created: 2019 May 27th
Updated: 2021 January 21st
If you’re screencasting you can display the keys being pressed in VSCode with the Screencast Mode.
In the command pallet (Ctrl+shift+p) search for “Toggle Screencast Mode”, you can add a keyboard shortcut to it as well in the keyboard shortcuts, search for “Open Keyboard Shortcuts (JSON)” in the command pallet.
Here’s the settings that can be changed in the VSCode settings (open with Ctrl+,).
Say that you are moving from VS Code to VS Code Insiders and you want to install the same extensions:
Moving from VS Code Insiders to VS Code? Then swap round the commands:
In some cases moving from one platform to another (Windows to Linux say) they keyboard shortcuts are different or just plain not there.
You can create your own keyboard shortcuts but it’s buried in the GUI settings for some reason.
In VSCode goto
File -> Preferences -> Keyboard shortcuts., then over
on the top right you can select the icon for Open Keyboard Shortcuts
Alternatively use the keyboard shortcuts
Crtl+Shift+p and search for
“Open Keyboard Shortcuts (JSON)”
Paste in your shortcut, in this case duplicating lines, which is missing in Ubuntu VS Code:
Shout out to Caleb Porzio for the suggestion of adding in shortcuts for the sidebar defaults, “explorer”, “git” (scm), “debug” and “extensions”. The default shortcuts are a bit inconsistent.
Another tip from Caleb Porzio is removing all the clutter in the editor and moving the sidebar.
Add these “optional” setting to the
settings.json file, you can
access it with