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Office 2003 install resets VS toolbars?

I just upgraded to Office 2003, only to find that my highly customized Visual Studio toolbars have been reset to the default configuration.

At first I thought I was hallucinating, but then saw my customized configuration for the dockable windows did survive the Office install.

Anyone else seeing this?  Also, is there any way to save your VS IDE configuration (similar to the Office Save My Settings Wizard)?

Joe Paradise
Monday, November 10, 2003

Just realized that I also installed this "critical" Office patch:

Maybe that's the culprit?

The more I think about this the more f-ed up it seems.  Why should changes to the Office suite have any effect whatsoever on Visual Studio?  sigh...

Joe Paradise
Monday, November 10, 2003

I think if you poke around Visual Studio a little bit, you will find that it *IS* part of the Office suite, just not one that regular Office users would want..  I'm sure it uses Office components to build the user interface.

Monday, December 1, 2003

Too bad it doesn't have a "save settings" wizard like Office.  That feature should be standard on all apps.

Joe Paradise
Wednesday, December 10, 2003

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