Update 17 Jan 2008:  Note there isn’t a way to re-show all your tool windows, when you apply this command. However, i’ve posted a workaround – which requires you to export and reimport your settings before you play with auto-hide all.

Happy Birthday Mom!!  My Tip of the Day Readers – leave a comment here wishing my mom happy birthday.  Yes, she reads my blog, but mostly for the comments to see what people thought of the tip.  that’s what she told me, anyways…

On the Window menu, there’s the Auto Hide All command.  Your environment can go from looking like this

Visual Studio Environment with tons of tool windows

to looking like this

Visual Studio environment with all visible tool windows hiding

sweet.

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