On the first launch dialog, you may have noticed this checkbox for opting in for VS to download RSS content.

First Launch Dialog

This checkbox controls the content on the Start page.  If you uncheck this checkbox, start VS with your favorite .vssettings file, and go to the Start page, you’ll see the following in the RSS feed that you need to enable downloading RSS feed content.

Start Page without RSS downloaded conten

Of course, you can just following the directions on the start page and click the link to download the content.  But, did you know… you can go to Tools – Options – Environment – Startup and check the Download content every: option to get the RSS content downloaded.

Download RSS content option

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