I like most of the features from the powertools, except the find replace window. The usability is very poor in this. Please update the find replace window's UI. Also there are a couple of bugs in the find replace window. Please fix it and release a patch as it is very annoying currently.
The additions that are introduced with this is absolutely brilliant.
I would love to have an option for the tab well to have two rows, one for code and one for visual designers. At the moment I just pin code windows at the moment, however would be great to have it automatic.
The enhanced scrollbar is good (copy of AllMargins plugin).
Always the SAME problem with Belgium keyboard : the "Alt Gr" key must be used to enter the "[" key. It's no more possible to enter that key somewhere on a line, just on an empty line : The power tools use this combination of key for "Align Assignments".
This is a neat set of tools and I this is indeed making me more productive with the exception one little annoying cotcha. On a PC with two monitors running in extended dislpay mode and the Document Well 2010 Plus turned on with Floating Docs settings: Enable floating tab well = True, Enable independeent floating tablwell = True, Float documents by default = False - When one drag an aspx page or xaml page to the secondary monitor and you close the solution without closing any open pags on the secondary monitor - or move it it back and dock it in the main IDE tabs, Visual studio crashes the next time you open the solution. - The work-around is to delete the solution .suo file. Really annoying...
- It hijacked my F3 and Ctrl+F shortcuts and routed them to its find dialog instead of the normal advanced one. - it doesn't pre-populate the find text with my last search. - worst of all: I can't use the up/down arrows on the text box to scroll through previous search terms. This is the main reason I get so mad that it's hard to get to the advanced dialog! Otherwise I would be fine with using this one.
I'm still rating 4 stars because the tools overall are excellent. I've been using them since I got VS 2010. I found them right away after I realized VS 2010 took away the close button on individual tabs and made you use the single close button on the right of the tab bar.
Another great release, thanks to the crew on this team! The shift+enter shortcut has quickly made it's way into my repertoire, as has triple click and a high level of use on solution navigator. Viewing specfic folders as root is super useful, especially when combined with filtering.
I don't know if someone else already reported this, When I type double quote it is automatically adding closing quote, but not moving the cursor after the end quote. Same for braces () etc. It would have been very nice if cursor position is moved after the newly inserted character.
After installing Productivity Power Tools was not possible to navigate within the expression editor in the file .rdlc (Report) using the arrow keys. This impaired enough.
This can be changed now or is an error that needs correcting?
This has been happening for years. If you pins tabs, they work fine while VS is running. But if you restart VS, they will appear correct on first load, but once you run the application and then stop it, you will lose all your tab pinnings.
This happens more frequently in VS2013, so that you lost them not just on the initial run/stop.
How I could disable the blue Tabs colorization? I preffer to see the default VS colorization. I tried to diable (turn OFF) ALL the Productivity Power Tools
features but the tabs still colorizing... this seems a bug, to disable colorization the only way that I see is to uninstall Productivity Power Tools.
I love this extension, but could you guys just add one more feature: disable dragging tabs off the tab bar and floating them. I keep doing it accidentally and it's very annoying. When you drag tabs, they should just move left or right. To float them you should have to right-click and click "Float". :-)