Customize the Help Viewer

Visual Studio 2015

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017 RC, see Visual Studio 2017 RC Documentation.

You can configure several features of the Help Viewer by using the Viewer Options dialog box.

You open the Viewer Options dialog box by choosing the Viewer Options button on the toolbar.

To perform this task:Take this step:
Change the size of the font in which text appearsChoose a size in the Text Size list.
Change the maximum number of search results that appear in the Search tabChoose a value in the Maximum Search Results list.
Change the maximum number of history entries that appear in the Favorites windowChoose a value in the Maximum History entries saved list.
Include or exclude English content when you view content for a non-English version of a product.Select or clear the Include English content in all navigation tabs and F1 requests check box. Caution: This feature also controls whether you can download English content in the Manage Content tab.