What is the Command Palette?
The Command Palette provides access to many commands. You can execute editor commands, open files, search for symbols, and see a quick outline of a file, all using the same interactive window. Here are a few tips: Ctrl+P will let you navigate to any file or symbol by typing its name.code.visualstudio.com
The Command Palette in Microsoft Visual Studio Code is a very convenient way to access VS Code features.
There are two ways to access the Command Palette.
The simplest and quickest way to access the Command Palette is to use the keyboard shortcut. It is Shift-Cmd-P for Macs or Shift-Ctrl-P for Windows 10 or Ubuntu computers.
I strongly recommend using the keyboard shortcut to access the Command Palette. This, combined with the recent commands feature, make the Command Palette extremely fast to use.
In the video, I use the GUI because it is very visual. Visual is good for videos, but it is very slow by comparison.
To get to the Command Palette using the GUI, click on the Manage icon.
Click on Command Palette.
The Command Palette will open.
Start to enter a command in Command Palette. In the example I will use, I will remove the folder ZombieLife from the Workspace.
Commands that contain the word Remove are displayed.
I entered remove folder out of habit. Commands that contain remove folder are displayed. There is only one.
Click on the command you want.
What happens next depends on the command you entered or clicked on. In this case, I am presented with a list of folders that can be removed. I click on ZombieLife.
The folder ZombieLife is removed from the Workspace.
Using the keyboard shortcut and the recent commands feature make the Command Palette a powerful tool indeed!