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Tip 4.7: You can use Ctrl+Tab to bring up the IDE Navigator to get a bird’s-eye view of and navigate all open files and tool windows

May 23, 2011

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Blog

The IDE Navigator is bound to the Window.NextDocumentWindowNav command, in case you want to change it. Sara knows some settings that have Ctrl+Tab bound to Window.NextDocumentWindow (no Nav).
In Visual Studio 2008, they (since she didn’t work on that version of Visual Studio) did a lot of tweaks with the IDE Navigator. You’ll notice that there’s more real estate (which is what they we call the actual space in a UI dialog box), so you can see more of the file path. And of course, there’s the preview window, which is pretty cool. (She said “Oooh!” when she first saw it, but she’s a little biased.)

IDE Navigator

Happy Programming! =)

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