This is a Visual Studio like start page which replaces the news section by a custom project dashboard.In the project dashboard you can organize your solutions and projects into different groups for fast access.
Project Site: https://github.com/Danielku15/BetterStartPage
Found a bug or want a new feature?
Please report it on the project site as an issue instead of here in the Q/A section. The Q/A section is not very suitable for tracking issues and feature requests.
Due to some restrictions within Windows, it's not possible to drag&drop items from a non elevated application (like the normal Windows Explorer) into an elevated one. Please ensure you start Visual Studio with normal user credentials and not using 'Run as Administrator', otherwise the dragging projects and solutions into BetterStartPage will not work
Note: Be sure you create your start page setup with only a single Visual Studio opened. And close the Visual Studio after creating your start page. Otherwise the different Visual Studio instances will overwrite their settings and the start page might get reset.
It also will add a new File menu entry that lists all projects added to the startpage for quick access.