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Productivity tip for Windows Explorer

Posted by K. M. on January 2, 2011

To set the focus on the list view in the windows explorer, press Ctrl+E (takes you to the search box) and then the down key (takes you down to the list view). No more pressing tab until the focus is at the desired place.

Note: This will not work on XP since there is no search box on XP.

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Improve XAML editing experience in Visual Studio

Posted by K. M. on February 21, 2009

I have been quite busy for some time to put up any posts but this XAML tip (thanks to Fabrice) just needs to be “out there”

  1. Right-click on a XAML file in the Solution Explorer
  2. Select “Open With…”
  3. Select “Source Code (Text) Editor”
  4. Click on “Set as Default”
  5. Click OK
  6. You’re done!

This completely eliminates the useless XAML designer while still providing intellisense and tag collapsing.

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