VSCode Now Has Settings Sync

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One of my favorite VSCode extensions is now a built-in feature of Visual Studio Code. Keep your workspaces organized by syncing your extensions settings and more across all your machines using settings sync.

What Is It

Settings sync stores your VSCode setup (Settings, Keyboard Shortcuts, Extensions, UI State) with an account so that if you work on multiple computers or get a new one you can login, download everything and get started quickly. It is currently only available for the insiders edition, but will be available in the general release soon!

Settings Sync


In older versions of settings sync you would give permission to the extension to access a gist tied to your GitHub account. Now with Microsoft’s implementation it ties directly to either a Microsoft account or your GitHub account depending on how you login. So login and enjoy!