Reset Window Layout

Windows:  ALT + W, R
Menu:   Window | Reset Window Layout
Command:  Window.ResetWindowLayout
Versions:  2005, 2008, 2010
Code:  vstipEnv0059


When working with your various window layouts you sometimes will get to the point where you just want to start over:



You can reset your window layout to their default settings by going to Window | Reset Window Layout on the Menu Bar.  This will show the following dialog when you choose it:



Clicking “Yes” will reset all the windows to their default configuration so you can start clean.  If you are curious, the documentation ( says the following will happen:

  • All windows are moved to their default positions.

  • Windows that are closed in the default window layout are closed by the command.

  • Windows that are open in the default window layout are opened by the command.


Here is what it looks like when I did it: