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Recently Used Files 2013 is an free Add-In for Visual Studio 2013 to manage the files you are currently working on.
- This add-in gives you your own dashboard with items you recently worked on in your Visual studio editor,
- Provides a Quick and handy way to navigate to these items and manage them.
- Applicable to :
- Code files in your Visual Studio Project
- TFS tasks and bugs that you are working with in the Visual studio editor.
- Supported for Visual Studio 2013
- Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 add-ins also available (look for Recently Used Files 2010 and 2012 in the gallery)
New Version 2.0 of Recently Used Files is now available!!
- Brand New Faster UI with icons!
- Keyboard shortcut enhancements:
- Ctrl+Q to activate plugin,
- Up-Down keys to navigate, as well as Tab & Shift-Tab keys
- Type first character to go to file
- Enter/Space to select,
- Delete to remove file from dashboard and editor
- The idea behind this add-in is that for most of our work, we generally work with 3 to 10 files at a time, which belong to a huge solution.
- Switching between files in the editor, and finding them again and again is painful.
- This add-in gives you buttons to quickly navigate to, and manage the multiple files open in your editor.
- Sometimes we close a file in the editor, and have to search the file in the solution to open it again.
- Even if the file is closed in the editor, the add-in will maintain a link to the file, so that it can be easily retrieved.
- The add-in provides the option of 'Sync' to get your dashboard up-to-date with the open files in the editor, and remove any files that are closed in the Visual studio editor.
- Also provides for different ways of sorting the files on the dashboard- alphabetically, or having the most recent file on top.
- Has Keyboard shortcuts(Ctrl+Q) to go to the add-in, and also tab order for the files on dashboard.
- Auto-populates the dashboard with files open in the solution when a solution is opened.
- Has support for vertical and horizontal docking.
Make 'Recently Used Files' your companion in Visual Studio, and make your development more efficient!
In order to install this:
- Install the Recently Used Files msi for Visual Studio 2013 (you can install 2013 msi along with 2012 msi and 2010 msi on the same machine)
- Go to Tools->Add-In Manager, and select Recently Used Files, and also set it to run at start if you want.
- Restart Visual Studio
- It will appear as a menu-item in the Tools menu. You can also activate it by hitting Ctrl+Q.