Improved doc management personalization

Grace Taylor

Visual Studio 2022 allows you to personalize your IDE so you can code the way you want. We’ve added new document management capabilities so navigating tabs and organizing your workspace has become more flexible. Take a look at our other Personalization capabilities, such as more flexible theming options, in one of our previous blog posts. Today, we’d like to share some new doc management capabilities such as multi-row tabs, restore recent documents, and show names of docs that are not visible in italics.

Arrange tabs in multiple rows

We’ve added the capability to wrap tabs into multiple rows based on community request, so you can have more horizontal tabs open at a time.Pinned tabs will show in a separate row from unpinned tabs. If you would like to try this functionality, enable “Show tabs in multiple rows” in Tools > Options > Tabs and Windows.

Show tabs in multiple rows - Visual Studio Personalization
Tabs arranged in multiple rows

Show names of docs that are not visible in italics

In addition, the names of invisible documents in the tabs dropdown menu can be shown in italics. To give this a try, enable “Show invisible tabs in italic in tab dropdown menu” in Tools > Options > Tabs and Windows.

Show names of invisible tabs in italics
Show names of invisible tabs in italics

Improved accessibility with modified dirty indicator

We’ve changed the indicator for documents with unsaved changes to a larger, and more visible dot. This is an overall improvement to accessibility and consistency with other products in the Visual Studio family, and a highly requested item in the community. You can revert to the familiar asterisk via Tools > Options > Tabs and Windows > Modify Dirty Indicator.

Modified dirty dot indicator
Modified dirty dot indicator

Restore recent documents

We’ve heard your request to make it easier to restore documents that you’ve last opened, similar to a browser’s behavior.You can now re-open the last tab you closed by right-clicking on a tab, using the Ctrl+K, Ctrl+Z keyboard shortcut, or navigating to the menu item under Window > Restore Closed Tab. This means that if you accidentally closed a tab, there’s the capability to retrieve it quickly.

Restore recently closed docs
Restore recently closed docs

Share your thoughts

Please feel free to give these features a try and let us know what you think, by sharing feedback on Developer Community or voting on a request that resonates.