Visual Studio Code 1.70 eases title bar customization

Visual Studio Code 1.70 eases title bar customization

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Visual Studio Code 1.70, the latest release of Microsoft’s popular code editor, promises easier title bar customization and Git merge conflict resolution, among a host of other improvements.

Introduced August 4, VS Code 1.70 can be accessed from for Linux, Windows, and macOS.

Also known as the July 2022 update, VS Code 1.70 brings easier title bar customization, with developers now able to right-click to the title bar to open a context menu that toggles the menu bar. For Windows users expecting the system context menu, the menu still can be triggered by right-clicking the VS Code icon in the top left corner of the window, or by pressing. Alt+Space.

Also in VS Code 1.70, the three-way merge editor, for quickly resolving Git merge conflicts, is enabled by default. The merge editor features improved context menus, new commands to accept all changes from one side, enhanced diff colors, and a greater emphasis on conflicting versus non-conflicting changes.

Microsoft also introduced command line options to bring up the merge editor in VS Code. The company said it is beginning to explore alternative diffing algorithms to improve the precision of merge conflicts.