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Discussion on: Help me migrate from Sublime Text to VS Code

rhymes profile image

Ok, let's see if I can help you.

  1. instead of "guarding" mismatched brackets what if you just color them with Bracket Pair Colorizer ? This way you can instantly see if they match or not

  2. I'm not 100% sure why you need a "terminal based client" inside a GUI but what works for me may not work for you and vice versa. My suggestion here is to actually learn how to use the builtin git support. I read many people who swear by it. I still use the terminal sometimes but have a look at it. Other two extensions I can suggest are Git Blame and Git ignore

  3. Don't know if it's enough but VSCode has multi cursor selection

  4. You can bring Jupyter/IPython inside VSCode and do lots of stuff, see here

  5. Don't need an extension, Opt(Alt) + up and down and you can move text around. You can also reconfigure the bindings

  6. Don't know if there's "one" extension that does everything. That's too advanced for me :D I'm sure you can find extensions for some or all of the things you listed. Text Pastry which is multiple selections with powerups seems a start.

  7. No need for an extension. By default VSCode lets you only split vertically or horizontally. To move a buffer/file to one of the other splits you can drag it manually or use shortcuts:


You get to that window by pressing CMD-K, CMD-S or Code -> Preferences -> Keyboard shortcuts

  1. There are a few code alignment plugins, but you'll have to try them :-)
allanlrh profile image
AllanLRH Author

Thanks for the suggestions, I'd have a look at them, especially the Git-ones (along with the build in Git support), and the Jupyter plugins.

rhymes profile image

Also checkout Code Runner