Visual Studio Code 1.86, the January 2024 release of Microsoft’s code editor, introduces a voice command, “Hey Code,” that starts a session with Copilot Chat. The new release also brings per-window zoom levels.
Unveiled February 1, Visual Studio Code 1.86 can be downloaded for Windows, Linux, or Mac at the visualstudio.com website.
A new accessibility.voice.keywordActivation setting enables Visual Studio Code to listen for the “Hey Code” voice command to start a voice session with Copilot Chat, offering a chat interface. Microsoft noted that the voice recognition is computed locally on the user’s machine and not sent to any servers.