Please include any optimisations specific to the latest IDE.
All of these can be accessed on [b]Tools->Options[/b] menu: Disable F1. ([b]Environment->Keyboard[/b]) This is probably the best advice that I found somewhere. Disable "Animate environment tools" ([b]Environment->General[/b]). Disable Start Page ([b]Environment->Startup[/b]). Disable "Track Active Item in Solution Explorer" ([b]Projects and Solutions[/b]). Disable Navigation Bar ([b]Text Editor->C#[/b]). I think this is available for every language. Set "AutoToolboxPopulate" to false ([b]Windows Forms Designer[/b]). You can set the Code view as the default view when viewing Windows Forms. Just right-click on the cs file and select "Open With...". Open Visual Studio using the command line (devenv) rather than using the Start menu. I don't know why but I notice it loads faster. Turn off Track Changes. ([b]Text Editor->Track changes[/b]) [b]Last Resort:[/b] Reset all settings ([b]Tools->Import and Export Settings->Reset All Settings[/b])