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Jack Mott
112 posts / 1 project

Web Developer by day, game hobbyist by night.

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 4 months ago
I put together a list of options you can set to remove all the Visual clutter from Visual Studio 2015:

https://jackmott.github.io/progra.../07/11/decruft-visual-studio.html

Mevius
13 posts

Love dark theme. Use it for everything. OS, browser, webpages, IDE, desktop background.

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 4 months ago
Where's the hide menu bar option?

Good post.

New to C family.
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Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 4 months ago
One problem I have with Visual Studio is that side-by-side editing is a pain without keyboard shortcut to switch between tab groups. I'd just like to be able to switch between right and left code tab groups using keyboard shortcut, but I haven't found a way of doing it. Without that the extra space goes largely unused for me. Are you aware of any way to do this? I like having debugger so closely integrated to my editor and that is the only reason I still use Visual Studio, but I wish the editor part of it was more configurable.

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Jack Mott
112 posts / 1 project

Web Developer by day, game hobbyist by night.

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 4 months ago
that tab group issue is my biggest gripe as well. some vs devs on twitter got wind of it so maybe in vs15 it will happen. in the meantime i want to see if an extension could do it.
Adam Byrd
12 posts

I like engines, graphics, physics, and dark beer.

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 4 months ago Edited by Adam Byrd on July 17, 2016, 7:41 p.m. Reason: Fixed link
I've been using this extension (Github). Works well enough. I have keybindings for cycling through tabs in a group, moving tabs to adjacent groups, and jumping between groups all bound to Left/Right Arrows and different combinations of modifier keys. This was definitely one of the more noticeable productivity improvements for me.
Jack Mott
112 posts / 1 project

Web Developer by day, game hobbyist by night.

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 4 months ago Edited by Jack Mott on July 17, 2016, 11:50 p.m.
I had *just* tried that and it didn't work. Let me try again.
EDIT: it works!
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Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 4 months ago
I was looking into few plugins but none of them did what I wanted. It seems that I didn't look hard enough. This does exactly what I wanted. Thanks for the plugin link.

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Jack Mott
112 posts / 1 project

Web Developer by day, game hobbyist by night.

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 4 months ago
We should give the guy some positive reviews:
https://visualstudiogallery.msdn....55015-41c3-47db-b25b-45e00c107875

let the world know!
stephen goglin
20 posts

aka Quartertron

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 4 months ago
Try Ctrl-F6

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Jack Mott
112 posts / 1 project

Web Developer by day, game hobbyist by night.

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 4 months ago Edited by Jack Mott on July 18, 2016, 1:24 a.m.
No, CNTRL-F6 doesn't work. F6 works if you have one code file split into two panes, but that is different than two tab groups.

CNTRL-F6 seems to cycle through open documents, so it might work if you only had 1 document open in each tab group.


as an aisde - CNTRL-K CNTRL-O will hop between header and its source file in C/CPP projects. Which is super handy.
Simon Anciaux
681 posts
Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 3 months ago
I don't know if it's of any help, but you can use "Edit > Navigate to..." to switch between files. There is a hotkey to call it, on my keyboard layout (azerty fr-be) it's ctrl + ',' so it might be ctrl + 'm' (or the key at the right of 'n') on qwerty layouts.

- You'll need to type part of the name of the file you want to switch to;
- it lists other things than files;
- it's slow.
Jack Mott
112 posts / 1 project

Web Developer by day, game hobbyist by night.

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 3 months ago
mrmixer
I don't know if it's of any help, but you can use "Edit > Navigate to..." to switch between files. There is a hotkey to call it, on my keyboard layout (azerty fr-be) it's ctrl + ',' so it might be ctrl + 'm' (or the key at the right of 'n') on qwerty layouts.

- You'll need to type part of the name of the file you want to switch to;
- it lists other things than files;
- it's slow.


That is a nice tip, thanks.
Frank Corrao
3 posts

Lead QA Technologist, SR. Software Test Engineer, QA Tool Developer, Hobby Game Developer

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 2 months ago
If your dead set on using Visual Studio then I highly recommend you get either ReSharper or Visual Assist, they do everything you asked for, and either everything that Casey does with emacs or just about. Only problem is they are not free although VA is a bit cheaper. I use VA at home and ReSharper at work.

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Jack Mott
112 posts / 1 project

Web Developer by day, game hobbyist by night.

Cleaning up Visual Studio
3 years, 2 months ago
LordRhys
If your dead set on using Visual Studio then I highly recommend you get either ReSharper or Visual Assist, they do everything you asked for, and either everything that Casey does with emacs or just about. Only problem is they are not free although VA is a bit cheaper. I use VA at home and ReSharper at work.


I've used it in the past. I can't stand the performance hit, and the last 2 years most of the features I liked about resharper are now part of visual studio natively, so there isn't much benefit.

If you like some of the static analysis type features of resharper, you might give this a try:
http://www.viva64.com/en/pvs-studio/

Their C# support is coming along nicely.