Do you think this feeling is a matter of practicality and productivity or more of a personal taste/aesthetic/feelings?
Both actually 😁
VSCode has many extra features (side panel for git & file explorer).
But, notepad++ gives you just the text front of you so you can make changes or peek into the file as quick as possible... save & quit.
My thinking is generally like this: Do I need to open the whole folder and play with it?
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