How to refresh Visual Studio IDE, so it doesn't leave behind residue graphical errors/glitches?


  • Here's an example (using Snipping Tool) of me using the Microsoft Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools Extension, where it sometimes show graphical residues on a blank text file:

    How do I refresh Visual Studio IDE, to clear up the screen?

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:11 AM


  • Hi tom,

    Thanks for your post.

    I have installed the Productivity Power Tools 2015. I create a new C++ project and add some empty cpp files. But I can't reproduce your issue. Please provide us the detailed steps to reproduce your problem.

    Please try following methods at first.

    1.Running your Visual Studio in Safe mode to Check whether some add-ins and extensions affect it (devenv /safemode) 

    2. Restore the settings of your Visual Studio(Tools->Import and Export Settings)

    3.Also try to ResetSkipPkgs  (devenv /ResetSkipPkgs)

    Best Regards,

    Lake Xiao

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 2:31 AM