visual studio 2019 debug buttons/toolbar

Darryl Hoar 121 Reputation points

In order to "refresh" my license which wasn't working, support had me delete the visual studio data (developers command prompt, then gave me a command to type in). Now, when I open vs 2019, load a solution, choose debug and run, the debug buttons are in a drop down at the end of the standard toolbar. Previously they would appear to the right of the continue button. I cannot figure out how to get them to appear horizontally. Its too much of a pain to go to the end, click the drop down arrow and choose the button I want. How do I get this back to the way it was previously ? I have done the view -> toolbars uncheck debug. View -> toolbars recheck debug and that doesn't fix it. thanks for any help.

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  1. Michael Taylor 44,136 Reputation points

    Within that drop down should be the Add or Remove Buttons option. Click it and then Customize to jump to the UI for editing the toolbar. Then scroll down to the button(s) you want to move and select it. Then use the Move Up\Down to reorder the buttons to whatever layout you want.

    Note that VS can, with any update, change the layout or contents of builtin toolbars. Therefore I'd recommend that you create your own custom toolbar(s) with what you want on them. Then hide the original/unedited toolbar.

    To ensure this doesn't happen in the future export your options using Tools\Import and Export Settings. Export whatever settings you don't want to customize in the future but specifically you'll want to export the customizations under General Settings\Menu and Command Bar Customizations. Now, if the bars ever get messed up in the future you can import your settings (or the subset of settings you want to restore).

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