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Allow Command Palette to Remain Open When Window Loses Focus #98289

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seanfisher opened this issue May 21, 2020 · 2 comments
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Allow Command Palette to Remain Open When Window Loses Focus #98289

seanfisher opened this issue May 21, 2020 · 2 comments
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Desired behavior:

  1. Open command palette with Ctrl+Shift+P; the command palette is open and waiting for input
  2. Tab over to another application
  3. Tab back to VS Code
  4. Command palette is still open waiting for input, having maintained any previously entered parameters and text

Current behavior:

  1. Open command palette with Ctrl+Shift+P; the command palette is open and waiting for input
  2. Tab over to another application
  3. Tab back to VS Code
  4. Command palette is still closed and all entered text or parameters are lost and must be re-entered

This would be especially helpful for multi-turn commands requiring several inputs. For example, imagine I am following a tutorial and I invoke a command with 5 parameters. I get through the first 4, then forget the value of the last one and have to tab over to a web browser to copy the value for the last parameter. Or perhaps the command parameter is asking for a file path and I have to reference Explorer or something to figure out what to type in.

Currently it's maddening to realize I have to re-enter all the text/parameters for a command from memory.

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bpasero commented May 22, 2020

Configurable via: "workbench.quickOpen.closeOnFocusLost": false

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