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Discussion on: VS Code: You don't need that extension

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Gökhan Kurt • Edited on

Helpful article. There are many more useless extensions. Especially Git extensions. For most cases you only need GitLens and built-in VSCode Git tools.

I suggest removing every extension (except some essential ones) and adding one by one as you need it. I dropped my extension count from 50 to 14 by doing this.

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Rob OLeary Author • Edited on

I think you end up with a lot of extensions if you install them at the beginning when you are unfamilar with the IDE. Adding them incrementally as you you need them, as you suggest, it is a better approach IMO. I was going to add an entry about Git also, the builtin Git features are enough for me, and are getting better all the time.