VS Code 1.45 brings UI accessibility updates and more

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VS Code 1.45 comes with a host of feature enhancements that make life for programmers a lot easier. It includes GitHub integration, remote coding, and UI accessibility updates.

Some of the latest changes to one of the most popular code editors are a reflection of feedback that Microsoft has been gathering from users on GitHub.

VS Code 1.45 key highlights

UI accessibility and code readability

A few of the updates, such as better accessibility, are a quality of life boost.

The platform’s user interface is now a little easier to navigate. Partly, that is due to the ability to switch between tabs by simply scrolling the mouse wheel.

When you use the mouse wheel to scroll over editor tabs, you currently cannot switch tabs, only reveal tabs that are out of view. Now with a new setting workbench.editor.scrollToSwitchTabs, you can change the behavior to switch the active editor tab.

Also, coders can move across the workbench by pressing F6 to invoke the Focus Next Part command. The Shift+F6 command calls the Focus Previous Part function.

There is also some good news for fans of semantic code highlighting. They can now personalize the semantic colorization of codes in the latest version of VS Code editor. This feature enhances code readability.

GitHub authentication

VS Code 1.45 comes with automatic GitHub authentication.

Usually, GitHub Pull Requests and Issues make it possible for programmers to work  with the software development platform in VS Code.

With the update, it is now easier for them to share their source code to both private and public GitHub repositories. They do not need to set up credential management to get started.

Remote code development

VS Code remote development extensions are still a work in progress. Their purpose is to enable programmers to access all VS Code features in any container.

The feature is particularly useful when you are building an application in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) or on a remote device.

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