Thursday, February 7, 2019

VS Code jump back to last edit spot

One feature I'd gotten used to in IntelliJ is a "back" button that would take you back to the last place you were editing, even across files. According to stackoverflow on a mac the combo I want is ctrl-minus (or ctrl-shift-minus to go the other way.)

One feature of VS Code I didn't really grok til I did a big React/Redux fix is the "list of currently open files" on the sidebar. At first this seems a little redundant - isn't that what tabs are for? But there's a bit more room there to show the relevant path bits. Depending on your project structure, it can be very useful to be able to see path info (like "containers/"  or "components/" or "reducers/" or what not) to more quickly get back to the file you're thinking of.

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