To turn on or turn off the Auto Save feature in Visual Studio Code, go to File and click on Auto Save from the drop-down menu:
The steps are completely the same in Windows and MacOS.
If you want to config the Auto Save behavior deeper, see the following steps:
1. Go to:
- Windows: File > Preferences > Settings (hotkeys:
- Mac: Code > Settings… (it can be Preferences on old versions of MacOS) > Settings (shortcuts:
2. Search for “auto save” then head to the Files: Auto Save area:
3. From the drop-down select menu, you can see the following options:
- off: No auto-save at all.
- afterDelay: Your changes will be saved automatically after a delay
- onFocusChange: When the editor loses focus, your code file will be automatically saved.
- onWindowChange: Your changes will be saved automatically when the window loses focus.
Pick an option that suits your needs.
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