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Hide Main Menu


Automatically hides the Visual Studio main menu when not in use, similar to Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.

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2015, 2013, 2012, 2010
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by stakx | November 12 2016

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by Georgyi Grigoryev | October 16 2016

one of the most useful plugin. Small and tidy.

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by jackmott | July 18 2016

Works perfectly for me on Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

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by 阿里不答 | July 14 2016

A very nice extension, can work with small wide-screen LCD now.

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by Kenneth Scott | May 30 2016

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by David Roller | May 18 2016

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by Alexander Puchkov | April 08 2016

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by Julien Couvreur | March 26 2016

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by alexandresn | March 01 2016

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by PsyKing | December 18 2015

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by Alex from Russia | October 07 2015


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by Gaute Johan | September 30 2015

Does exactly what it says.

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by Josian James | September 24 2015

yes! .. thankyou :)

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by Alex Pendleton | September 03 2015

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by tiwahu | June 10 2015

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by WheresDaCode | June 03 2015


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by Christopher Lunt | May 28 2015

Gives me more editor space in visual studio. Love it!

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by Justin H. Horner | April 12 2015

This extension is reliable and works as described. An easy way to simplify the Visual Studio experience.

5 Star
by J. Aqvilinus | March 03 2015

5 Star
by Pako1337 | February 05 2015

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  • Allow menus to float over tabs
    1 Posts | Last post July 11, 2016
    • This is an incredible extension, and one I rely heavily upon. However, when pressing ALT to show the menus, the editor tabs move downward together with all the editor text, which is slightly jarring. Would it be possible/feasible to have the menus float above the tabs instead, meaning that the tabs+text editor windows wouldn't move at all?
  • Is there a source code?
    1 Posts | Last post May 04, 2016
    • Hello, I want to develop similar extension to hide/show sidebar but I don't know where to start. Is this extension open-source?
  • Love the Extension but it Stopped Working!
    1 Posts | Last post September 21, 2015
    • Hey Matt,
      I absolutely love this extension. In-fact, Visual Studio is unusable without it. Unfortunately, after a recent update to my computer (reformat to Windows 10 with VS2013 and VS2015) the extension did not work. My menu bar is now hidden until I use a keyboard combination (Alt+T for Tools for instance).
      I was wondering whether you have any advice on debugging this? I've tried complete reinstalls of Visual Studio as well as clearing my user cache. It doesn't seem like anything works.
      Let me know, and if there is an OSS version available or if you wouldn't mind sharing code with me privately I would be happy to debug this issue because this extension is ESSENTIAL!
      Tyler Wolf Leonhardt
  • Suggested Improvement
    8 Posts | Last post February 25, 2015
    • Great extension, I love it.
      The only thing I would suggest is if you can make it so when the mouse cursor is close to where the main menu is it will un-hide it.  That way you can either use the hotkeys or use the mouse to show it.
    • vote +1, this would be sweet!
    • vote +1, this would be sweet!
    • +1
    • idea++
    • If so, there may incur difficulty clicking toolbar icons.
    • +1
    • If this was supported I would be more likely to use this.
  • Doesn't work at Visual Studio 2015 Preview
    4 Posts | Last post December 03, 2014
    • I installed МЫ 2015 Preview and download Hide Main Menu 1.2v extension. But It was wote: This extension is already installed to all applicable products.
    • Please support VS 2015 Preview! Thanks!
    • To add support in vs2015. 
      Unzip .vsix
      Add into extension.vsixmanifest file in this tag "<SupportedProducts>" following 3 rows:
            <VisualStudio Version="14.0">
    • Thanks! I left "Pro" as previous, just work. It saves two lines!
  • Doesn't work with Visual Studio 2013 Express for Desktop
    1 Posts | Last post October 05, 2014
    • I have both VS 2012 Ultimate and VS 2013 Express. I open the extension and it's only compatible with the first one. Any help?
  • Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Issue
    2 Posts | Last post May 12, 2014
    • Please support this version. I'm using VS2013UP1 for Web, I couldn't install this extension and I love this extension. I would like to work with that.
      Please support for this Version
    • Create your application so we can generate the script.
  • Support Visual Studio 2013 Preview please!
    3 Posts | Last post July 30, 2013
    • Please support the latest preview of Visual Studio 2013. More info. here:
    • +1
    • yes... do that please... 
  • Add option to enable for different modes
    1 Posts | Last post March 26, 2013
    • I Think it would be really nice to be able to enable/disable the hiding of the main menu based on the mode of Visual Studio. For example I would like the menu to be visible for normal and debug mode but hidden when switching to full screen mode. 
  • Can we hide title bar too?
    1 Posts | Last post August 21, 2012
    • This tool is nice. Would be more helpful if has an option to hide title bar too
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