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Okay, I admit this is a rather lame tip which can hardly qualify as 'insightful', however this is one of my favorite features of Visual Studio .NET (as well as previous editions of the Visual Studio product line) which many folks are (surprisingly) unaware of. Under the View menu you will find a menu item named 'Full Screen'. When activated, the only window displayed will be the active document. This is especially helpful for those working on low resolution monitors, given that the size of your code window can shrink dramatically if you have too many windows docked within the IDE. To escape from full screen, just click the Full Screen button floating over your code window.
Tip from Andrew Troelsen
Posted by: Duncan Mackenzie, MSDN
This post applies to Visual C# .NET 2002/2003/2005
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Would much prefer if this function simply used up all of the app's window space instead of taking over all the screen space. (It removes the taskbar from my view)
Added bonus of this would be that it wouldn't take a full second to make the switch because it would only be rearranging its internal UI instead of also changing windows display such as the taskbar.
Also seems buggy with 2 monitors, because if I put focus on my other monitor, the taskbar reappears, obscuring part of Visual Studio behind it.