The Settings Store Explorer extension adds a tool window for viewing and editing the Visual Studio Settings Store. It's like the Windows Registry Editor, but for Visual Studio's internal settings.
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Access the Settings Store Explorer from the View menu. It's under "View > Other Windows >Settings Store Explorer":
Or you can find it in "Quick search":
The Tool Window has two panels. The left hand panel shows four trees: Config, User, Remote and Roaming. Each tree is a hierarchical collection of sub-collections and properties. The properties are shown in the right hand panel.
Modifying (editing) settings
If you've used the Windows Registry editor (Regedit), this should be familiar.
You can edit a property of the User or Remote trees by double-clicking it in the right-hand pane. Note that you cannot edit values or collections under the Config or Roaming trees because they are read-only.
A new sub-collection or values can be created by right-clicking on a collection.
New properties can be created in a collection by right-clicking in a blank area of the right-hand panel.
A collection or property can be renamed by pressing F2.
A collection or property can be deleted by pressing Delete.
Pressing F5 refreshes the view.
If you find a bug in this extension or have a feature request, please visit https://github.com/pharring/SettingsStoreExplorer to file an issue.