Monday, 23 October, 2023 UTC


Visual Studio Code has taken the crown of most used text editor, at least in JavaScript spheres. VSCode is fast, feature-filled, and supports thousands of plugins to boost productivity. Developers can also tweak hundreds of settings to enrich functionality. One such feature is the autoSave feature.
A few months ago I changed my editor setup to autosave code as I type. Every app works that way, code editors should too.

I recently had to disable it briefly. Feels so backwards to explicitly press Save via cmd+s.

Here is how you can change VS Code to auto save:
— Christoph Nakazawa (@cpojer) October 18, 2023
To autoSave files with VS Code, you can add the following to your text editor config:
  "files.autoSave": "afterDelay",
  "files.autoSaveDelay": 200
Just about every Operating System and web action is instant these days, so eliminating the need for manual save just makes sense. Big thanks to my old MooTools colleague Chris Nakazawa for calling this out!
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