How to show hide sidebar vscode using keyboard?

In the latest versions of vscode (Windows), there is an inbuilt keyboard shortcut to toggle (show/hide) the sidebar.

Shortcut key to show hide the side bar

Ctrl + B

How to change sidebar toggle shortcut?

If you prefer to change the keyboard combination, you may do it with the below steps.

  • Go to vscode File menu.
  • Click Preferences.
  • Click Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • In keyboard shortcut listing, search for toggle sidebar visibility
  • Once it is listed, Select it and press Enter
  • Enter a key combination as your shortcut, eg: Ctrl + Alt + Q
  • Press Enter key to confirm the shortcut key combination
vscode Show/Hide sidebar using shortcut
Show /hide sidebar in vscode