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How to prevent Visual Studio Code from opening an extra blank window?

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When I run code . in a directory, Visual Studio Code opens two windows. The first is empty, the second shows directory I was in as expected.

I checked ~/.config/VSCode/Workspaces and there is only one in there for a different folder, so that can't be it.

I found a bug about this https://github.com/microsoft/vscode/issues/128175 but that's apparently fixed in 2021, so that wouldn't be it either. My VSC version was 1.77.3 - after updating to 1.79.0 the issue persists.

How can I figure out why VS Code is opening two windows and stop it?

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Could not reproduce on my side (3 comments)
Could not reproduce on my side
Alexei‭ wrote 6 months ago

I have just tried this in Windows 10 (version 20H2, build 19042) -> cmd -> pick some directory -> code . and a single VS Code is opening. The VS Code version is 1.79.0 in my case.

This is working regardless of whether VS Code is already opened or not.

What OS are you using?

Sylvester‭ wrote 6 months ago

I can't reproduce this either... I'm using Ubuntu 22.04, with VSCode 1.77.3 (same as yours was).

matthewsnyder‭ wrote 6 months ago

I'm on Arch Linux. This is likely not an issue that happens with a clean install, but something to do with my workspaces, or other configuration. I'm hoping someone might now where to look for the problem.