Hotkeys of note

If anyone else comes across this problem, the keyboard shortcut to open a file from the file explorer in VSCode on a Mac is:


This also works in Finder.

Note: As for Mac, my understanding is that pressing Enter in the explorer will rename the file. Use the default shortcut Command + Down, or open the keyboard shortcuts menu and map to something you want to use to open the file preview from the explorer. You could also remap renameFile from Enter to something else, and then use Enter for

To focus the explorer panel we use ctrl + 0 ( ⌘ + 0 ). We navigate the panel using the up and down arrows. Using the enter key, we open a selected folder or file.Aug 13, 2019




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