VS Code’s built in source control support is fantastic. However, the working tree preview feature annoys me. When you click on a file, from the source control sidebar, you’ll see a diff preview like this:

Working Tree Diff

This slows me down because I use the source control sidebar for navigation. I like to jump to edited files and tidy them up before committing to GitHub.

You can disable this feature by searching for openDiffOnClick in settings and un-checking it:


With openDiffOnClick disabled you’ll jump straight to files for editing. Just like you would when navigating via the file explorer.