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VS Code release April 2024 (version 1.89)

Visual Studio Code releases new updates every month with new features and bug fixes, and the April 2024 release is now available. Version 1.89 includes: 

* Preview Markdown images & videos – Hover over a link to preview images & videos in Markdown.

* Enhanced branch switching – Restore open editors seamlessly when switching between branches.

* Middle-click paste support – Paste text quickly in the terminal using a mouse middle-click.

* WSL over Remote – SSH – Use WSL when connected to a remote machine via Remote – SSH.

* Accessible View – Navigate through comments, chat code blocks & terminal commands from the Accessible View.

* Keyboard shortcuts for UI actions – Customize keybindings for UI actions directly with a right-click.

* Quick Search – Search for text across your workspace with Quick Search.

* AI-powered rename suggestions – Get intelligent rename suggestions in the editor with Copilot.

* Copilot content exclusion – Exclude files from being used in the Copilot context.

* Local workspace extension – Include and install extensions directly in your workspace.

The release also includes contributions from John Murray, our Senior Product Engineer, through pull requests that address open issues. 

You can find out more about these features in the release notes here.

For those with VS Code, your environment should auto-update. You can manually check for updates by running Help > Check for Updates on Linux and Windows or running Code > Check for Updates on macOS.

If you’re thinking about migrating from Studio to VS Code but need some help, take a look at the training courses George James Software offers here