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Visual Studio 2010 WAS painfully slow

, 19 Mar 2012
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VS2010 *was* painfully slow - now fixed!

This is a very quick tip for anyone who, like me, has found Visual Studio 2010 to be painfully slow.

Go to
Tools ==> Options ==> Environment ==> General ==> Visual Experience

Then UNTICK
Automatically adjust visual experience based on client performance

And UNTICK
Use graphics hardware acceleration if available

No promises that this will work for you - but the difference it made for me was VAST!!!

For information, I'm running VS2010 Pro SP1 on W7 Pro SP1 x64 / AMD 2GHz dual core / 6GB RAM on an ASUS M2NPV-MX motherboard (with integrated NVidia GeForce 6150 graphics) - and everything patched / up to date with latest drivers etc.

With graphics hardware acceleration turned on the editor just clunked - it could take seconds for the screen to catch up with cursor movement / scrolling / typing - with it turned off I'm back to a nice responsive environment.

Hope this helps someone out there!

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GeneralWorks! PinmemberMagixis25-Apr-13 7:56 
GeneralGreat !! Pinmemberhamokshaelzaki31-Jan-13 5:23 
Questionit works! PinmemberMember 81598098-Jan-13 10:21 
Questionwork for me PinmemberCoffeeShop11-Dec-12 16:16 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmemberraj23karthik22-Nov-12 18:44 
Generalworks for me too !!! Pinmembersanjaylk20-Sep-12 19:51 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmembersanjaylk20-Sep-12 19:49 
Questiongreat !! PinmemberSergelp18-Sep-12 9:56 
QuestionWorks for me too ! PinmemberCharles R Hankey11-Apr-12 17:36 
Improvement is dramatic. Thanks much ! Big Grin | :-D
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QuestionYou might consider a non-integrated video adapter PinmemberRobert S Sharp20-Mar-12 5:53 
AnswerRe: You might consider a non-integrated video adapter PinmemberNuttingCDEF20-Mar-12 12:34 
GeneralWorks for me!! Pinmemberpietvredeveld20-Mar-12 1:32 

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