Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Has Your VS 2005's IDE Lost Its Mind? (A Potential Fix)

My VS2005B2 lost its mind this morning. Keyboard shortcuts for bookmarks weren't working and I couldn't copy/paste anything. Rather frustrating, especially since I hadn't yet had my second cup of good coffee. Restarting VS2005 didn't work, nor did bouncing my system. (No, I don't mean tossing it across the room, I mean recycling it. Really. Some people.) Thankfully James had two suggestions: 1) Run "devenv /setup" which resets many of Visual Studio's settings. That didn't work, and I was getting out my DVD for a reinstall when James mentioned 2) Delete Visual Studio's local settings under C:\Documents and Settings\<your homedir>\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio. You'll lose VS-specific settings, but of course solution and project settings aren't impacted. Thankfully #2 did the trick and I'm back running. Geeze, you'd think that guy wrote a book or something.


Drew Robbins said...

These may work for you too:

Click Tools -> Import and Export Settings -> Reset All Settings.



Jim Holmes said...

Thanks for the additional tips!

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