Want to work with VSC in combination with workspace

VSC was working fine. I had the configuration for openHab extensions configured under User. Because I want to work with more environments I moved the config to Workspace. When I open in VSC with the option “Open workspace from file” VSC is not using the config from that file. How to solve this?

VS Code settings are a bit complex.
In fact there are up to eleven layers to configure parameters - and there are some hierarchy levels which will prevent a setting to become active. See

for details.
As you can see, any settings within the currently active workspace folder will override workspace settings.