How to reload your VSCode Window


Today I learned how to reload/restart my window in Visual Studio Code.

This is especially helpful if you want to restart Visual Studio and leave all your current terminals open.

Open the command palette (Ctrl + Shift + P) and execute the command >Reload Window.

Reload Window
However, it is usually not enough to make newly added environment variables available in your new terminal sessions - this still requires a complete restart of Visual Studio Code.

This, by the way, reloads the path variables in the specific terminal instance without restarting VSCode.

$env:Path = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","Machine") + ";" + [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","User")

But I think restarting VSCode is way more faster than typing this command.