Visual Studio Code is trying to add a new helper tool?


#1

When starting Visual Studio Code for macOS I regularly get “An update is ready to install. Visual Studio Code is trying to add a new helper tool” popup asking me to allow or cancel it. It never says what helper is to be updated and I can never tell afterwards what’s been updated.

There’s also a menu item called Check for Updates… Occasionally when I select that it changes to Downloading Update… and never says what’s being updated.

Can anyone telling what is actually occurring or how I can find out?


#2

Perhaps it’s trying to add the code shortcut, so you can code path/to/directory to open Visual Studio Code from the command-line? I thought you had to manually trigger that install, though