Task menu after update

Hi there,
After the last update this happened.
I always have to choose from the drop down menu… why?

I don’t get such a popup when clicking “Build” on my project

Using latest


and latest PlatformIO core 6.1.7a2 and last stable v3.0.0 PlatformIO extension version. What extension version are you running or what was updated?

Me too :((, pf version 1.70.3

Is that your VSCode version of what does “pf version” stand for.

Could you provide a simple project to reproduce this issue? Maybe, using AtmelAVR but with the env names that produce these errors?

for all Atmel is the same ( Windows 7 … later will test with Windows 10 )

Do you use the latest VSCode 1.75.0 ?

say: no updates available

Version: 1.70.3 (user setup)
Commit: a21a160d630530476218b85db95b0fd2a8cd1230
Date: 2022-08-31T08:03:55.990Z
Electron: 18.3.5
Chromium: 100.0.4896.160
Node.js: 16.13.2
OS: Windows_NT x64 6.1.7601

You might have installed it manually or via a ZIP, try redownloading it from Download Visual Studio Code - Mac, Linux, Windows with the System Installer.

so, PIO cannot support Windows 7…

VSCode is the problem.

Update 1.70.3: This update is only available for Windows 7 users and is the last release supporting Windows 7.

Not sure why Microsoft has made that decision.

Edit: The Electron framework that VSCode relies on was temporarily broken for Windows 7. It’s fixed again but Microsoft seems to have decided to stop supporting Windows 7.

yep, but this happened after PIO update, not on VSC…

It seems we can provide a workaround on our side. Could you file an issue to Issues · platformio/platformio-vscode-ide · GitHub ?