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Enabling Thumbnail Previews in Visual Studio 2010 IDE

September 07, 2010

Ever wanted to see thumbnail previews in your Visual Studio 2010 IDE? Yes, it's possible. To enable this feature, do the following:

  1. Invoke the command shell by clicking Start -> Run or simply pressing Win + R keys
  2. Now, type the following command in the Run dialog and click OK:
  3. reg ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\General /v ShowThumbnailsOnNavigation /t REG_DWORD /d 1

Now, invoke the Visual Studio 2010 IDE and press Ctrl + Tab keys together to bring the IDE navigator window. Wow! You can now see thumbnail previews on the navigator.

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