Visual Studio Code – NEW FEATURES: 4 Editor Improvements (Find/Replace, Cursor Blinking, Select Current Line, & Scroll Viewport)

The 0.10.5 December release features a plethora of improvements, including...

Editor Improvement #1 - Find/Replace improvements

In regex mode:

Keyboard shortcuts:

  • New Find settings commands: toggle case-sensitive (Alt+C), toggle regex (Alt+R) and toggle whole word (Alt+W)
  • Ctrl+F puts focus in the Find input field.
  • Ctrl+H puts focus in the Replace input field.
  • When focus is in the Find widget input fields, Ctrl+Down put focus in the editor.

Editor Improvement #2 - Cursor Blinking Options

New setting to configure cursor blinking: editor.cursorBlinking with values blinkvisible and hidden thanks to community contribution.

Editor Improvement #3 - Select Current Line Command

New select current line command (Ctrl+I) thanks to a community contribution.

Editor Improvement #4 - Scroll Viewport Commands

Thanks to a community contribution, VS Code has improved editor scroll support:

  • Scroll by one line up (Ctrl+Up) / down (Ctrl+Down)
  • Scroll by one page up (Ctrl+PageUp) / down (Ctrl+PageDown)



Special thanks to the community for contributing most all these improvements! You can click the community contribution links above to go to the GitHub pull requests and check out who did what!


Check out all the new features and update to Visual Studio Code v0.10.5:


Have a good bye!

   - Ninja Ed

Comments (3)
  1. ws says:

    How do we automatically put the currently selected text into the Find input field?

    Without that, the Ctrl+H is broken because we always need to go back into the Find input field to key in some text for replacement.

  2. WS,

    Good question. Please post as an issue on GitHub to get the proper attention:…/issues

    Thank you!

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