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How to set permanent Zoom factor in Visual Studio Editor 2012 tabs

If I set the zoom of a tab to 120%, then when opening new tabs, Visual Studio 2012 should open them with a 120% zoom factor and not 100% (the default).

But when reopening, Visual Studio the Zoom Percentage should be preserved (120%).

Is there is any way to solve the issue?


  • If you are simply zooming so the text in your editor is bigger, then why not just increase the font size?

    Open TOOLS -> OPTIONS, under the 'Environment' tab select 'Fonts and Colors', and change the font size to whatever you want.


    As @Anovative pointed out in his comment and answer below, there is now a way to set default zoom within Visual Studio 2013 (and subsequent versions I'd assume).