Jun 6, 2024

Set your default directory in VS Code's open dialog

This is my workflow for opening a project in VS Code:

  1. Open an empty window of VS Code
  2. Hit cmd+O
  3. Navigate to my ~/Documents/... directory
  4. Hit enter

In my opinion, that's a few too many steps. I've made it a little better by changing the files.dialog.defaultPath setting (added almost exactly one year ago).

VS Code settings

Hope this helps.

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