Being able to close the File explorer with a hotkey
Currently there is only a hotkey for “Show file explorer”. I propose this to be changed to “Toggle file explorer”, so it can be opened or closed depending on the current state. In my opinion the most complete solution would be to have the three settings (in case someone wants a different hotkey for opening and closing):
Show File Explorer
Hide File Explorer
Toggle File Explorer
The toggle file explorer is key for users like me that use VScode every day (Ctrl+B in VScode to show/hide the side panel).
Current workaround (optional)
Closing it manually with the mouse cursor and open it with the current hotkey available for showing it.