How can i active the widget extension automatically while i open the IDE?

I have developed a widget in Theia ide, but every time i open the ide, i need to click the menu to active my widget. So how can i active the widget extension automatically while i open the IDE?

[original thread by PeimingMo]

You can take a look at the getting-started widget as an example. It gets opened whenever the application starts and no workspace is present. In your case you can open it under whichever condition you prefer or at all times :slight_smile: https://github.com/eclipse-theia/theia/blob/0bb214cbfe6baf1c95953fc70808c0b77756504b/packages/getting-started/src/browser/getting-started-contribution.ts#L51