August 06, 2019
Filing this one under annoying bugs that shouldn’t be an issue but end up taking up way more of your time than you’d like.
VSCode offers the ability to filter out certain directories from being searched - which I find very handy. Unfortunately, recently, I started getting an alert that my setting had been disabled.
The problem was that I had no idea how I did that.
It turns out, I’d accidentally (de)selected the cog with the small minus sign and that’s what did it.
This is a known issue for the VSCode team and I was happy to find that I wasn’t alone in struggling to figure out the cause… 1 though where others spent 10 minutes, I suffered through it for days. 2
Ah well, now I know.
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