Microsoft has released the Visual Studio Code editor version 1.45 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Focus Next Part (F6) and Focus Previous Part (Shift+F6) commands are introduced in the new version, which makes it easier to navigate. ARIA labels are also added to across every list and tree widget in the workbench. Users can now switch tabs with the mouse wheel. Microsoft also updated the styling of the Side Bar section headers for our default Dark and Light themes.
Until 1.45, Microsoft has been using two distinct libraries for evaluating regular expressions, one for VS Code desktop, and another one for VS Code in the browser. Microsoft has now written a dedicated Web Assembly binding that is optimized for usage by our TextMate interpreter. By avoiding memory allocations in inner loops and adopting new APIs it is now able to create a variant that is faster than both of the previous approaches and delivers up to 3 times faster performance for highlighting regular programming files.
Automatic GitHub authentication against GitHub repositories is now included in VS Code. Users will be able to clone, pull, push to and from public and private repositories without configuring any credential manager in your system.