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GitLens FAQ

The answers to your important frequently asked questions.


How do I sign in or out of GitLens?

To sign into your GitLens account, click the GitLens icon in the left sidebar and select Sign In.

You can also sign in from the VS Code Command Pallette (ctrl+shift+p or command+shift+p) by typing GitLens+: Sign in to GitLens+.....

To sign out navigate to the lower left "person" icon, hover over your account, and then select Sign out.

You can also sign out from the VS Code Command Pallette (ctrl+shift+p or command+shift+p) by typing GitLens+: Sign out of GitLens+.....


How do I enable debug logging?

You can enable debug logging by opening the Command Pallete (ctrl+shift+p or command+shift+p) and running the command GitLens: Enable Debug Logging.

To view logs, open the Output Window (View > Output). The logs will be listed in the GitLens and GitLens (Git) channels. These channels can be toggled from the dropdown.


Can GitLens or Visual Studio Code Work with a Proxy?

Yes, you can configure proxy settings from the Visual Studio Code settings. To open these settings, use the keyboard shortcut command/ctrl + ,. Then, search for "proxy" to see all related settings.


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