Going lean in Visual Studio

Left unchecked, Visual Studio tends to get very cluttered:

I found I don’t use any of these icons.  Copy, Cut, Paste, Undo, Redo?  Those are all keyboard shortcuts.  Comment and Uncomment?  Ctrl+K+C, Ctrl+K+U.  Save All?  Ctrl+Shift+S.

No more, I’m going lean.  None of these toolbars provided me value, taking up valuable screen real estate, so I got rid of them all:


That’s about 80 pixels I saved, and about 5 more lines of code are visible.  Beyond that, I’m no longer distracted by a hundred little icons, each hoping they’ll be clicked juuuuust once to prove their worth.

Separation of Concerns by example: Part 4