We are happy to announce our first release of stable Apple Silicon builds this iteration. Users on Macs with M1 chips can now use VS Code without emulation with Rosetta, and will notice better performance and longer battery life when running VS Code. Thanks to the community for self-hosting with the Insiders build and reporting issues early in the iteration.
The default download of VS Code for macOS is now a Universal build that runs natively on all Macs. On the Downloads page, you can find more links to architecture-specific builds for Intel or Apple Silicon, which are smaller downloads compared to the Universal package.
Visual Studio Code 1.5.4 Key Highlights:
● Apple Silicon builds - VS Code is now available in stable for Apple Silicon.
● Accessibility improvements - Better word navigation on Windows and roles for views and buttons.
● Persistent terminal processes - Local terminal processes are restored on window reload.
● Product Icon Themes - Personalize your VS Code icon imagery with Product Icon Themes.
● Timeline view improvements - Compare changes across Git history timeline entries.
● Auto reload Notebooks - Notebooks automatically reload when their file changes on disk.
● Remote ports table view - Remote ports now shown in a table widget.
● Brackets extensions - Use Brackets keyboard shortcuts in VS Code.
● Troubleshooting extensions blog post - Learn to troubleshoot extensions using extension bisect.