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Tip 2.26: How to customize the number of items shown in the Recent Files lists (and where to find those lists)

October 4, 2014

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

Sara Ford’s Blog

This tip explores the Recent Files options, found under Tools–Options–Environment–General.

The Items Shown In Window Menu option controls the number of items to display in the Window menu. For example, if you set the option to 5, you will get only 5 items in the Window menu, as shown here:

The Items Shown In Recently Used Lists controls the number of items found in the File–Recent Files and File–Recent Projects lists. When it is set to 3, you’ll see only 3 files in these lists, as shown here:

Happy Programming! =)

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