VS Code: Screencast Mode

VS Code has a Screencast mode which highlights the cursor position and outputs the keystrokes which can be useful for demos or presentations. Originally introduced in VS Code 1.31 It has been enhanced in VS Code 1.63.

Turning on Screencast

Open the command palette (Windows & macOS: F1) and type:

toggle screencast mode

With screencast mode enabled, typing displays the keystrokes:

The latest enhancement introduced by VS Code 1.63 displays the command names in addition to the keystrokes:


There are options to configure screencast mode. Open the settings (Windows: CTRL + , macOS: COMMAND + , ) and type screencast

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