Monday, June 07, 2010

I didn’t know…

that you could use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Tab in visual studio to switch between tabs. Better yet, it brings up a little dialog box that allows you to visually see the tabs you have open complete with a preview.

CtrlTab

Visual Studio 2010 unfortunately has the preview turned off by default (due to a reported performance issue right before release on slow netbooks). To enable the preview, just run the following command from a command line (or Start –> Run).

“reg ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\General /v ShowThumbnailsOnNavigation /t REG_DWORD /d 1”

Enjoy.

2 comments:

zapominalska said...

Hi, i tried it but it's not working :(
did you just set the registry key and restart vs or is something else needed? Which version of vs are you using? maybe it makes a difference. I'm on 2010 ultimate..

Eddie de Bear said...

I just exited Visual Studio 2010 (I'm using Ultimate) then ran the command from Start -> run (without the quotes). Started VS again and it worked a treat.