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Tip 2.22: How to reuse the same editor window when opening files

December 19, 2011

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

Sara Ford’s Blog

Go to Tools–Options–Environment–Documents, and check the Reuse Current Document Window, If Saved option to give this tip a try.

If the current document window is dirty (meaning you’ve made a modification but haven’t saved it yet), the next document opens in its own document window. However, if the current document is saved, the new document just opens over it.

She tried using this from time to time when she owned testing it, but it wasn’t for her.

Happy Programming! =)

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