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.