host (linux) vscode filesystem access malfunctioning after ssh-remote from windows

  linux, visual-studio-code, windows

I’ve been using vscode locally on a linux machine successfully.
Last night, I installed ssh-remote and connected to this linux machine from a windows machine. Everything appeared to be working fine from windows.
I just sat down at the linux machine this morning and could not open any of the files shown in the left pane (double clicking did nothing). I tried right clicking and selecting "open to the side". This caused a blank screen to open to the side…

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