Visual Studio Code 1.21 Supports Moving Files Across Windows

Last updated: March 9, 2018

Visual Studio Code IDE

A new update of the Visual Studio Code IDE was released. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu.

The 1.21 release of Visual Studio Code features:

  • New Notifications UI to easily manage and review VS Code notifications.
  • Integrated Terminal splitting allows to work with multiple open terminals at once.
  • Markdown preview now supports bidirectional scrolling.
  • Text buffer optimizations for large files.
  • Centered editor layout that maximize your code viewing screen real estate.
  • Drag & drop, copy & paste across open VS Code windows.
  • HTML path completion – IntelliSense for file paths in common HTML elements.
  • Language Packs in the Marketplace – Install new display languages from the Marketplace.
  • Deploy Azure Functions tutorial – Learn how to create and deploy serverless Azure Functions.
  • PREVIEW: Horizontal search results – You can now view search results in a horizontal panel.

How to Install VS Code 1.21 in Ubuntu:

The official .deb package for Debian/Ubuntu is available for download at the link below:

Grab the deb and install it via either Gdebi package manager or command (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/code_*.deb; sudo apt -f install

For those who want to receive updates for VS Code via Software Updater utility, add the Microsoft repository via following steps (64bit only):

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'

2. Download and install the repository key via commands:

curl | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg

sudo mv microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg

Uninstall Visual Studio Code:

To remove the code editor, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove code

And remove the Microsoft repository by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.


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