VSCode Tips–Remove the Highlighted Line

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VSCode was making me crazy as I was writing a script. I like a light theme, and every time I went to type, I saw this:

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The highlight was distracting for me. I could see why people might like it, but I don’t. I tried the command palatte, but couldn’t find a setting that was helpful. After scrolling back and forth a few times, I decided to search.

This SO post was helpful, and here are the steps I followed to change the setting.

First, I opened up the Default settings from the command palette, like this:

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Next, I searched for the “editor.renderLineHighLight” setting. I copied this line into the clipboard.

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Now, go back and open the User Settings.

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Paste in the line and change “line” in the value to “none”.

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Save this, and annoyance removed.

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