Introducing Quickopen

We are pleased to ship Quickopen, a new feature that enables you to navigate through your project's files using your keyboard.

Moving the hands away from the keyboard is always a distraction. And browsing through directories and subdirectories to find a file can sure be time consuming.

Quickopen is a fast and time saving way to navigate through your filesystem in order to find and open any file you want. All you have to do is spawn the Quickopen prompt and start typing your file's path.

Let's see this step by step:

First, lets open the Quickopen prompt. You can achieve that in two different ways:

  • find the Quickopen: Open a file command in the Command Palette if you are a Command Palette fan commandPalette command
  • or simply use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + O (or Cmd + Shift + O on your Mac) quickopenPrompt

Now, all you have to do is start typing the path of the file you want to open, and the matching paths will instantly appear for you to chose. Note that by pressing Tab or right arrow you can autocomplete the path with bash-like completion.

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Tip: You don't necessarily have to start typing the path from the root directory. You can start from any subdirectory you want or just type the file name.

Tip 2: After using this feature for a while, I found myself using Quickopen even for switching between already open files!

Go to and try it out! I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do. Have a nice and productive day!