Find in Similar Files for VSCode

I want a shortcut for VSCode that lets me”Find in files”, but with the filter pre-filled to current file type. So searching from a scss file will default to searching scss files. Same for rb or js files. This might use a different shortcut to the default find in files, or use the same one but configure pre-filled file types.

Not sure how it would handle the case where you’d previously set filename filters – should it clear the filter, or only replace empty filter? Not clearing would match the default behaviour a bit better.

Optionally add multiple file types in some order, and order the results like that. So prefer files that match the current suffix (e.g. _spec.rb), then show similar file types (.rb).

I haven’t yet found an extension that does this. I’m confident it exists, but I cannot think of how to phrase a search query to find it.

In the meantime, some useful shortcuts:

  • Alt + F12 to go to definition
  • Shift + F12 to find usages
  • Alt + Click for multiple cursors (totally unrelated but cool)

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