When a tool window is not docked…
- Press the Alt key once
- Press the Spacebar once. You will get the standard window system menu with Move and Size.
- Select Size
- Now, just arrow towards the window edge you wish to resize, and resize from there.
- Press Enter to commit the resize, or press Esc to cancel resize changes.
Note: Using the Move command from this menu will prevent the docking targets from appearing. If you want docking targets, use the tip documented here. This is the same as doing a Ctrl-Drag using the mouse. Also, if you press Alt+Spacebar, you’ll get the main Visual Studio window system menu, hence why you must release the alt key before you press the spacebar.
Reposted from Did you know… How to resize a tool window from the keyboard? – #006 by Sara Ford, author of Microsoft Visual Studio Tips
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