Visual Studio Code and PlatformIO device monitor

When working on an ESP8266 project that prints out to the serial monitor, when i attempt to open the serial monitor I get the platformIO device monitor instead. When I google on how to disable this, there is a solution but I since I cannot access the serial monitor I cannot make the change. I have tried to uninstall and reinstall PlatformIO but cannot get to the serial monitor.

Anyone have any solutions?



But the PlatformIO device monitor is the serial monitor, isn’t it?
Can you attach screenshots that show what is happening and what you want to achieve?

Thanks @sivar, In the project I was testing I was not getting any response from the esp8266, So I created a new project and enabled the Serial Monitor and I started getting data from the esp8266. So now it is working.