Visual Studio 2017 Customization
Tools > Options > Environment > General > Color theme: Dark
When you open the IDE it shows a useless startup page which wastes time closing.
Tools > Options > Environment > Startup > At startup: Show empty environment
In code, above each function it shows grey text like "0 references" which wastes screen space and shows annoying popups when your mouse passes over.
Tools > Options > Text Editor > All Languages > CodeLens > [uncheck] Enable CodeLens
Don't get tabs in bat files.
Tools > Options > Text Editor > Plain Text > Tabs > 2, 2, Insert spaces
Don't show the black box at the top center of debugged WPF windows.
Tools > Options > Debugging > General > [uncheck] Enable UI Debugging Tools for XAML
Custom [File > Open] location.
Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions > Locations > Projects location = [your location]
Associate instead of Resolve on checkin.
Tools > Options > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server > [uncheck] Resolve associated work items on check-in
When you start debugging the default sidebar shows diagnostic tools and the solution explorer is collapsed. It's better without diagnostics and with solution explorer.
X on Diagnostic Tools. Expand "Solution Explorer" from right-hand side. Click the sideways pin to undo Auto-Hide. View > Team Explorer (to also get team explorer in this sidebar, so debug is like develop)
Avoid the IDE suggesting style that conflicts with stylecop.
Tools > Options > Text Editor > C# > Code Style 'this.' preferences: [whatever] Do not prefer 'this.'