Debug icon appearance

Whether there is a way to open theia with debug icon visible on the left side panel (meaning is ‘Vew->debug’ command is toggled on by default) ?

[original thread by AG]

You need some customizations: If you are writing your own extension, you can inject the DebugFrontendApplicationContribution into your FrontendApplicationContribution and call openView({ reveal: true }) on the debug frontend contribution at application start (onStart).


Is it acceptable to change it in theia side so it is always displayed like in vscode?

Yeah, why not. Please open a new issue in Theia. If you can provide a PR for it, the chance to have this as the default behavior will be higher.


I created a PR


can you review it?