Dec 23, 2008

Launching Visual Studio 2005/2008 faster

Ever thought why visual studio takes so much time for loading. Following are two reasons.

1. Start Page gets list of recent projects
2. Start Page connects to internet and get latest visual studio news and headlines and other crap.

Solution: Disable start page from loading when you are launching visual studio.
Start > Run > devenv > Tools > Options > Enviornment > Startup >
a. Set "Show Empty enviornment" in "At startup" dropdown.
b. Uncheck "Download content in every 60 minutes.

See below screen shot for settings.

If you still want to access start page, then go to View > Other windows > Start Page

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