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Faster Visual Studio with some quick steps

Here are a couple of quick steps that will make your Visual Studio faster (particularly 2005 and 2008 version):

  • Turn off AutoRecover
    Under Tools->Options->Environment->AutoRecover, untick Save AutoRecover information every.

    This turns off the AutoRecover mode, which makes sure you quickly can get crashed Visual Studio instances back.

  • Turn off animations
    Under Tools->Options->Environment, untick Animate environment tools.

  • Turn off track changes
    Under Tools->Options->Text Editor, untick Track changes.

    Track changes is used to tell you what section of the code you've recently edited.

  • Turn off the Visual Studio start page
    Under Tools->Options->Environment->Startup, choose the alternative Show empty environment under At startup.

  • Install the latest service pack
    It's always a great idea to have the latest service pack installed. Download Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008.


Loving it! :) Thanks, Martin!

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