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Tip 1.17: How to use Undo to jump the cursor back to the last insertion point

August 20, 2014

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

Sara Ford’s Blog

In Tip 1.16, you learned more than you ever wanted to know about go-back markers. For this tip, you’ll learn how insertion points are slightly different. They are similar to the go-back markers, but they are applied anywhere you click the mouse or jump the cursor to. The go-back marker “11 or more lines” rule doesn’t apply.

The option, which is shown in the next illustration, can be found at Tools–Options–Text Editor–General.

To give it a try, just click somewhere, then click somewhere else (or use Find or a Go To Line if you’re using the keyboard), and then click Undo. You’ll move back to that previous location.

Happy Programming! =)

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