Environment, Options Dialog Box
The pages in the Environment folder in the Options dialog box let you set how certain elements of the integrated development environment (IDE) display and behave. You can access the Environment pages by clicking Options on the Tools menu, and then clicking Environment.
The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, click Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Working with Settings.
For information about how to
Customize the appearance and behavior of windows, menus, and other elements of the IDE.
Specify the security settings and paths for add-ins and macros.
Change the settings for automatic saving and restoration of files.
Establish document display and management settings that include the behavior of Miscellaneous files.
Customize when message boxes appear and how the Find and Replace window acts during a Quick Find or Quick Replace, and also auto-populate Find What.
Set the font and color in certain editors, dialog boxes, tools windows, and other user interface (UI) elements.
Configure search results settings, narrowing the focus of Help topics that appear in the Dynamic Help window, and specifying the sources that are used in Help searches and F1 Help.
Change save preferences for profiles.
Select a default language for Visual Studio.
Configure your programming language-specific keyboard mapping scheme based on earlier versions of Visual Studio, and also creating new shortcuts for frequently used commands and customized default shortcuts.
Specify what content or UI, if any, is displayed when you open Visual Studio.
Learn how to set options for comment tokens and tasks.
Change your default Home and Search pages, changing the system source editor, and configuring Internet Explorer options.