Want to be a VS Code Pro?
Here are 7 VS Code Tricks you should Definitely Know, which will undoubtedly take your productivity to the Moon 🚀🌕!
1. Sticky Scroll
Do you often get lost while scrolling through a long file?
Sticky Scroll to the rescue! It shows you the functions/class you are in at the top of the screen, so you never get lost again!
You can enable it by going to
Settings and searching for
Or if are a nerd at heart, add the following to your
2. Command Palette
Need to execute a command fast?
Command Palette is there to help!
Just use the shortcut & select the command you need
Ctrl + Shift + P
Cmd + Shift + P
3. Custom Snippets
Find yourself rewriting the same code over and over and yet over again? With
Custom Snippets you can automate that!
There are dedicated articles on how to write your own snippets.
You can find them here: https://tapajyoti-bose.medium.com/how-pros-automate-repetitive-code-using-vs-code-28ba8c669047
4. File Finder
Just like the
Go to File is a handy feature to quickly open a file.
Here are the shortcuts:
Ctrl + P
Cmd + P
5. Insider Version
Did you know you can try out the latest features of VS Code before they are released?
The Insiders version is updated every day with the latest features, and you can download it from here: https://code.visualstudio.com/insiders/
6. Go to Symbol
Go to Symbol is another handy feature to quickly jump to a function/class in a file.
Ctrl + Shift + O
Cmd + Shift + O
7. Check out file changes
By default VS Code ships with a timeline feature, which shows you all the changes you have made to a file.
No more scrambling through
git logs to find out what was changed!
That’s all folks! 🎉
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