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Restoring the Default SQL Server Management Studio Configuration

Users new to SQL Server Management Studio might have inadvertently closed or hidden windows and might have trouble restoring SQL Server Management Studio to the original layout. The following steps restores the SQL Server Management Studio to the default environment layout.

To restore the components

  • To restore windows to their original locations, on the Window menu, click Reset Window Layout.

To restore the tabbed document window

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. Expand Environment, and then click General.

  3. In the Settings area, click Tabbed documents.

  4. Under Environment, click Keyboard.

  5. In the Keyboard scheme box, click Standard, and then click OK.