Tip 4.32: You can use Shift+Esc to close a tool window
“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’
As she has said time and time again on her blog, it’s really the simple things in life…. she keeps forgetting about this tip, until she sees this keyboard shortcut and has to look up what it does.
Use Shift+Esc to close the currently selected tool window. If the focus is not on a tool window but in an editor, and you press Shift+Esc, Visual Studio will just look at you.
Happy Programming! =)