Visual Studio Code gets a new welcome page, synchronized markdown preview, and more

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Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code has picked up another major update today. The Visual Studio Code team today released version 1.9 of the code editor, which brings a range of new improvements and a couple of new features.

With version 1.9, Microsoft is introducing a new welcome page for Visual Studio Code which gives users quick access to their recent folders and files, access to support resources, as well as the ability to quickly clone a Git repository. In addition to the new welcome page, Microsoft is also adding a new synchronized markdown preview which will automatically now make the preview for markdown files scroll automatically as you scroll in the editor itself.

Here’s the full changelog for version 1.9:

  • New Welcome page – Whether you are a new or returning user, the Welcome page helps get you started quickly.
  • Interactive Playground – Try out VS Code’s advanced editing features without creating files or a project.
  • Synchronized Markdown Preview – Coupled view of a Markdown preview and its editor.
  • Format on Paste – Format source code as soon as you bring it into your project.
  • Language specific settings – Customize your settings for specific languages.
  • TypeScript references CodeLens – VS Code ships with TypeScript 2.1.5 and now includes References CodeLens.
  • Single file debugging – Debug without a configuration file to enable quick debugging of single files.
  • Inline variables display – See variable values inline while debugging.
  • Expanded Node.js debugging configurations – Easily debug Mocha tests, gulp tasks and even Yeoman generators.
  • Improved task running support – Run multiple commands from the same task.
  • Faster Integrated Terminal – We improved the integrated terminal’s performance and Windows support.

If you are interested, y ou can grab version 1.9 of Code here. 

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