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How to turn off auto select in File Explorer when changing window tabs?

In VSCode, if I have an editor window tab open and I click anywhere in that editor window, the selected file in the File Explorer changes to the file being edited. I would like to prevent that behavior.

Preferences -> Settings -> Explorer: Auto Reveal (explorer.autoReveal)

Change to False.

Keyboard shortcut to manually show the current file in Explorer:

Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts

Search for workbench.files.action.showActiveFileInExplorer

Setup shortcut. Eg. Ctrl+Alt+A.

{ “key”: “ctrl+alt+a”, “command”: “workbench.files.action.showActiveFileInExplorer” }