I am having problems with VS2008 moving the windows around and losing tabs when I close it and open again, or when I go from coding to debugging and back. (Yes, I know that it is supposed to save different layouts for coding and debugging). I have tried exporting my settings, but it informs me helpfully that
Your settings were exported, but there were some errors. Error 1: Some command bar settings were not exported correctly due to an internal error.
Importing them again gives a similar error, and doesn't solve the problem. Does anyone know where VS saves the layout info? Or how to reinitialise the layout, without changing all my other settings?
Some of the layout information is stored in the registry for the current user.
If you're really having a lot of problems you can take the desperate step of deleting or renaming this key. Personally, I would rename it, start VS and see if that fixed my import export settings problem.