Something has been bugging me ever since the launch event for VS2005. I've been waiting for MS to do something about it as well as searching out a hack to solve the problem. All to no avail.
So "What is this problem?" you ask. Well, its the Tabs in the main code editor window for VS2K5. They are backwards, rediculously backwards even. Its not logical to have new tabs opening against the far left edge of the tab row. This does two things that make me LESS PRODUCTIVE!!!
The first is that is shifts all the tabs i had been clicking through before one position to the right. That means I have to re-learn where the code windows while trying to actually get work done. As I often close code windows periodicly when done with them this causes my tabs to be going all over the place.
The second is that this means I have to go to the far edge of the screen (literally across the whole screen) to move the new tab to a more normal position. [figure 2] This highly annoying behavior can be a real pain when you are trying to work quickly and still maintain some UI sanity.
Figure 1 below shows the tabs before opening a new document (the one highlighted in white is the current document)
If someone knows of a Hack to fix this problem, or if Microsoft would be so kind as to make this a configurable option at least, that would be awesome. I mean come on Visual Studio is a Developers Environement. If anyone can handle (and would demand) every possible configuration option available, its gunna be us developers. And furthermore no one likes this reodering and destruction of the tab order.
I really am wondering who's idea this was, I sure would like to have a conversation with them.