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Most underrated plugins for VS code

Saurabh Sharma
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I see that most of the useful plugins are niche specific and highly underrated.

For me, that are dbankier.vscode-quick-select and bierner.emojisense which I see no one is using and downloads are also pretty low.

Tell me which of your favourite vs code plugin is very useful but underrated.

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Mattia Astorino • Edited

On mac you don’t need the emoji suggestion you add emoji with a keyboard shortcut. Ctrl+cmd+space

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Ali Spittel

The emoji suggestion is so much faster though!! I used Opt+cmd+space for a long time, and much prefer :emojiname:

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Aaron Kulbe

I thought it was Win + . (rather than ;)

?

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Saurabh Sharma Author

Windows here

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Debashis Dip

In the latest version of windows 10 you can input emoji by pressing Win + ;

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Josh

Wow I didn't know that! Thanks πŸ˜€

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Saurabh Sharma Author

I don't know why but doesn't work for me.

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Josh

Did you try the command Win + ; While typing in a text box?

When you do that the emoji box comes up πŸ‘Œ

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Saurabh Sharma Author

does it work in win 10 1709

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Debashis Dip

it's available from version 1803

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Saurabh Sharma Author

ohhh
need an update

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Massimo Artizzu

Keep in mind that the exact combination depends on the keyboard layout. It may vary if you don't have an international keyboard.

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Saurabh Sharma Author

I think its international keyboard.

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Raj Adigopula
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Matthieu Vion

I find the richie5um2.vscode-sort-json very useful (maybe I'm suffering OCD !)

Not sure it is underrated but Shan.code-settings-sync is very useful when you work on more than one computer.

To finish, jebbs.plantuml being able to render my diagrams in real time, side by side in VSCode is neat !

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Igor Shubovych

Settings Sync is not underrated. It has 1m+ downloads

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Momo N

This may sound ignorant but here we go... How do you code using emojis? I don't understand. What language are you guys coding in?

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Hilton Shumway

It's probably for documentation, commit messages, and user-facing strings mostly.

That said, Swift does allow emoji variable names.

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Alex Lohr

For me, those are

  • ryanluker.vscode-coverage-gutters
  • rid9.datetime (can't have enough clocks on your screen)
  • howardzuo.vscode-git-tags
  • pnp.polacode (helpful for creating presentations)
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rafistrauss

Super useful extension for seeing the performance impact of CSS manipulations: marketplace.visualstudio.com/items...