Quick Tip : Hide the Search bar in VS Code Insider

๐Ÿ‘คย Diwas Poudel ย ย  ๐Ÿ•’ 15 Aug 2023 ย ย  ๐Ÿ“ TECH

You may have observed that in the title bar of VS Code, there is now a search bar known as the Window Command Center. This Command Center serves as a centralized hub for searching and executing commands within VS Code. It consists of quick open, command, search and history, etc.
An issue arises when you attempt to drag VS Code windows by clicking on the title bar. Unfortunately, this action often leads you to interact with the search bar instead. This can be frustrating, prompting you to consider disabling the search bar feature. If you want to disable then you are in the right place.
The steps for hiding Window Command Center are as follows:
  1. Click on the Gear icon at the left pane.
  2. Click on Settings from the list.
    Click on Gear icon > Settings
    ย Fig. Click on Gear icon > Settings
  3. Click on Windowย 
  4. Then uncheck "Show command launcher together with the window title. This setting only has an effect when Window: Title Bar Style is set to custom." under the command center.
    Uncheck Windows command center
    ย fig. Uncheck the Windows command center

At this point, the search bar located in the title bar will disappear.

Alternatively way:

Click on the title bar and uncheck Command Center. Now the command center gets disappeared.ย 

uncheck command center from list
fig. uncheck command center from the list


If you want them back then again right-click on the title bar and check the Command Center.


In this way, we easily remove the Windows Command Center search field from the title bar of Visual Studio Code.