Crashes when rearrenging tabs

DrDress 16 Reputation points

I'm working on a project on Dropbox and am opening it from different computers. Suddenly my taps was all moved around. But when I try to drag them to their proper position VS crashes. It then restarts where I left off.


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  1. Sergey Vlasov 266 Reputation points

    See Unexpected VS crash when docking or splitting windows caused by a recent Windows 10 update.

    7 people found this answer helpful.

  2. Yudong Sun 11 Reputation points

    I am suffering the same crashing with Visual Studio Professional 2013 Version 12.0.40629.00 Update 5. The problem started to happen a few days ago.

    Is there any fix for VS 2013? Due to the license, I can't upgrade to a new version.

    Developer Community has discussions on deleting Windows updates such as KB4598299 and KB4598301. I can't find these updates on my computer.


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  3. DC86 6 Reputation points
    1 person found this answer helpful.

  4. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 22,096 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @DrDress ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Please check these three aspects: Visual Studio(VS) itself(IDE, settings), Dropbox and other extensions or development environment.

    Firstly, close every VS instances and delete the bin, obj and the hidden .vs folder in your solution folder -> restart VS -> clean and rebuild your solution -> run your project > try to move the tabs and check if it works well this time.

    Secondly, please avoid the impact from Dropbox and create a new simple project, and try to reproduce this issue.

    If VS works well, I’m afraid this issue may be caused by the impact from Dropbox, I suggest you report this issue to VS Product Team in our Developer Community by using VS > Help > Send Feedback > Report a problem and also report it to Dropbox related community or forum.

    If VS crashes again, please restart VS and follow this document: Reset settings to reset VS settings(select General on step 4 and export VS settings before resetting it if necessary), check the tabs again. Try to repair VS if this doesn’t work.

    For impacts from other extensions and development environment, I suggest you disable any third-party extensions temporarily and run VS in Safe Mode to re-dock the tabs.

    If the issue remains, please launch Developer Command Prompt for VS XXXX from Start Menu, and run "devenv.exe /log" then reproduce this issue in VS, after that close VS and go to %AppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\<version>\ActivityLog.xml, share me the ActivityLog.xml file for further check.

    Feel free to let me know the results.

    Best Regards,

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  5. DC86 6 Reputation points

    I can't find those updates either. VS2013 on Win10, and I have the same problem as of late.

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