VS Code 1.36 Released! Dropped Linux 32-bit Support

Visual Studio Code IDE

Code 1.36, the June 2019 release of Visual Studio Code, was released. The new release has updated to Electron 4.x, means it will no longer run on Linux 32-bit.

VS Code 1.36 release highlights:

  • Context menu for the status bar to hide / show individual entries.
  • Indent guides now available in File Explorer, Search view, Debug views, etc.
  • Select Default Shell command for Mac OS and Linux.
  • Control the order of task and subtask execution.
  • New debug command Jump to Cursor
  • New setting controls whether word wrap is enabled in the Debug Console.
  • New Java installer.
  • New extension integrates JS/TS nightly builds.
  • Remote Development (Preview) improvements

How to Install VS Code 1.36 in Ubuntu:

You can either download and click install the Ubuntu .deb from VS code website:

Download VS Code (.deb)

Or install the official Snap (containerized software package) from Ubuntu Software:

For Ubuntu 16.04, the snap package is not integrated into Ubuntu Software.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install snapd first:

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install the VS Code IDE via command:

sudo snap install code --classic


Depends on your system edition, remove VS Code either via Software Center or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove code