I don't really like the new Find feature. I often use CTRL+F3 to start a find and switch to a different file and then use F3 to continue finding. I do a lot of C++ development and this is great when you have .cpp and .h files.
I would love to see an enhancement to the Tab Doc Wells that treats .h and .cpp files as a single tab and easily switch-able.
I love the Solution Navigator. I think a pending check-ins options would be great.
Solution Navigator, Quick Access, Quick Find and Middle mouse scrolling is just awesome!!
I could have given 5 stars if the following problems doesn't exist: 1) Some text of the labels in the settings page are too lengthy that they act like "overflow:hidden" of the window or cover part of the textboxes next to them. 2) When shutting down Visual Studio, after the window is closed, devenv.exe takes a long time to disapear from task manager and it's using a lot of cpu. 3) Cannot set alpha channel for the color of the tabs. This makes cutom flat color tab kinda ugly. 4) If it can color a tab by project & regex at the same time, why not make it fade from project color to regex color or in reversed order, instead of letting users choose which one takes priority in advanced settings?
Still, it's a GREAT tool there. I LIKE it. Things I mentioned above are just small problems. Nice job.
Great tool, but this Tabify thing is anoying. Is there an "auto-tabify" setting ? Clicking on "Don't Show It Again" crashes VS frequently. Am I doing something wrong ? For now, I'll disable Power Tools.
The Solution Navigators looks great, but I find it causes too many performance problems. When I right click a tab and select "Close all but this" it can take 15-30 seconds. With the Solution Navigator disabled in the Tools menu, this command is almost instant.
great tool let down by poor quality. crashes visual studio when 'close all but pinned'. performance degrades when the project size gets to a medium sized project, so much so that its painful to use even on a quad core with 4gb ram. :( i wish i could use it.
Very useful, amazing extension for Visual Studio. I especially love the clean up using to get rid of ones not in use. Oh, I love so many of the features. Thank you! Becca Social Media Senior Software Engineer
Productivity Power Tools is a great addition to VS2010. My only complaint is the mixed tabs and spaces warning never goes away even when I change the settings in the options and click the "Don't show again" button. Is there any way to keep these warnings from popping up? I don't want to fix mixed tabs and I'm getting tired of clicking the "Don't show again" button over and over again.
If the cursor is in the Quick Find tool window (arrow keys can move the cursor left-right), and use CTRL+V to paste, the paste actually mangles code in the Editor, it does not paste in the Quick Find window
The settings from this extension are *not* included in the regular export and import wizard, like it would supposed to be. Other extensions can do it as well. This one can do everything but not that. Copying the registry branch HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\DialogPage may contain some of the information, but at least not the most important: Which features of this all-in-one extension are enabled or disabled. Where is that setting stored, so I can at least copy it myself?
I consistently get an exception on the first mouse-over (even with all tools disabled):
<source>Editor or Editor Extension</source>
<description>System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.CSharp.Services.Language, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.CSharp.Services.Language, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Labs.TextViewCreationListener.TextViewSinkManager.TextViewSink.textView_MouseHover(Object sender, MouseHoverEventArgs e)
WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.
To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.
Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure logging.
To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog].
I am on Win-8-64. Any ideas?
Please improve the performance of the solution navigator. It's too slow to use with large solutions (in my case, 40 projects). The scrolling is so slow that I often use the solution explorer in addition to the navigator, because it's much faster.
I have a fast machine (Intel Core i7 2600k, 16 GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6950 with 2 GB, OCZ Vertex 3), but it's way too slow to completely replace the solution explorer.
Great extension; very handy.
It would be even better if there were TWO color selectors for Find Results in the Enhanced Scroll Bar options:
-Find results color in the scroll bar
-Find results color in the editor
One the most useful aspects of RockScroll/MetalScroll was the ability to see all instances of a given string in a file at a glance. The existing Caret location highlighting (in scroll bar + editor) is a step in the right direction, but having the same options for Find results would be even better.
The Solution Navigator looks great, but it's really painful that mouse wheel scrolling is badly broken. I have to click an item in the list every time before the wheel will scroll anywhere. After clicking an expander button, I first need to click an item again! Even if it's still selected.
I understand (but do not respect) that Microsoft sees the mouse wheel like a key mounted on the keyboard, following the keyboard focus instead of the mouse cursor, but this is even worse!
If anybody is still working on this tool, please consider fixing this completely. The mouse wheel is supposed to scroll anything that's currently under the mouse cursor, focused or not. Every single web browser - including Internet Explorer - can do that.