You can get your menu back by pressing/holding alt, you can then toggle the menu back on via the View menu.

As for your settings, you can open your user settings through the command palette:

  1. Press F1
  2. Type user settings
  3. Press enter
  4. Click the "sheet" icon to open the settings.json file:

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From there you can delete the file's contents and save to reset your settings.


For a more manual route, the settings files are located in the following locations:

  • Windows %APPDATA%\Code\User\settings.json
  • macOS $HOME/Library/Application Support/Code/User/settings.json
  • Linux $HOME/.config/Code/User/settings.json

Extensions are located in the following locations:

  • Windows %USERPROFILE%\.vscode\extensions
  • macOS ~/.vscode/extensions
  • Linux ~/.vscode/extensions