How to Hide Recommended Extensions Section in VS Code

January 10, 2023

We spend most of our time using text editor like VS Code. It comes with lots of useful features by default and you can further customize it using extensions.

When you go to extensions in VS Code, it shows some recommended section at the bottom.

vs code recommended extensions

However, I find that not that useful. And probably you might as well.

Here is what I did to hide it permanently:

  1. On the top right icons in the Extentions sections, click on the ... icons
  2. Now uncheck the Views -> Recommended

vs code unselect recommended extensions

That’s it. It should hide it going forward

Happy minimal text-editor!

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