In this post I’ll talk about a couple of changes to the Tools | Options dialog. It may not be sexy but it’s actually a nice improvement that many developers can appreciate. So on to the goodness…
The Options dialog now includes a search box:
It not only searches the left hand side of the dialog for keywords:
But also searches the right hand side as well:
(NOTE: It’s not actually searching the right hand side of the dialog but rather searching keywords that have been put in to cover most of the options available on the right hand side. You can easily test this by searching for the word “translation” which is clearly in the image above but yields no results when searched.)
This feature is a little redundant with the QuickLaunch feature (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2012/06/26/visual-studio-2012-new-features-quick-launch.aspx) but is more localized so you can search from within the dialog. This makes it better for multiple option searches in my opinion.
Another cool option is the ability to (finally) resize the Options dialog so you can see more of the information. Simply got to any corner and resize the window to taste:
So, again, nothing too sexy but some good, solid improvements to the Options dialog. Enjoy!