After having installed Visual Studio Code and the Coffee Break plugin (as described in Installation), you are ready to start taking notes.
Adding a folder to workspace
File -> Add Folder to Workspace from the menu and select (or create) a folder on your local disk. Do this for all the folders you want to have in your workspace. When you’re done, I recommend saving the workspace with
File -> Save Workspace As
Note: If you don’t need to have your notes in multiple folders (think “notebooks”), you can just use
File -> Open and select a folder to open.
Create your first note
Cmd-N on Mac) and a new text file will open. Press
Ctrl-S to save it in one of the folders in your workspace and be sure to give it a
If you’re just experimenting, try pasting the text below, saving it and then selecting the Coffee Break icon in the left panel … see what happens ;)
# What to do next - [ ] experiment with tasks - toggle a task by pressing `Alt-Enter `on a particular line - toggle task completion by pressing `Alt-D` - [ ] experiment with assigning tasks - [ ] @Frenya this for example is a task assigned to user Frenya - to assign a task to a different user, just type `@` followed by any nickname you like (this is called "mention") - keep in mind that the owner mention must immediately follow the task brackets - when you hover over the mention a popup message will appear with information and possible actions - [ ] experiment with due dates - type // to open the date selector and select due date - [ ] preview the formatted Markdown by pressing `Ctrl-K` and then `V` - [ ] if you like Coffee Break, give the extension a nice five star rating :) - [ ] if you don't or if you miss something crucial, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details on task management in Coffee Break, see Managing Tasks.