See More Items in the Recent File / Project Lists in Visual Studio 2005

By Lowell Heddings on November 23rd, 2006

The start page for Visual Studio 2005 shows only the last 8 projects by default. How that is supposed to make sense is beyond me. The Recent Files and Recent Projects list on the File menu are also extremely limited.

The good thing is that this is an easy fix.

Go to Tools \ Options \ Environment \ General, as you can see in the screenshot:

Just update the Recent files section with the amount of items that you want to see.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/23/06
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