Visual Studio is set up good initially. There a are a few necessary edits below that I think most people will want:
* environment * documents * uncheck allow editing of read-only files * uncheck show pin button # right-click has option * text editor * general * uncheck selection margin # i like the extra space * uncheck indicator margin * all languages-general * check word wrap * uncheck show visual glyphs for word wrap * uncheck line numbers # status bar provides * all languages-scroll bars * uncheck show horizontal scroll bar # word wrap makes this extraneous * all languages-tabs * block indenting * 4 tab and indent size # define it enough to be visible * check keep tabs # documents received can be created w/ tabs
A couple other tips:
* To hide menu bar I found an extension for. * tab show: _Edit_ > _Advanced_ > _Visible White Space_ (_Ctrl_ + _R_, _Ctrl_ + _W_) because sometimes I mix them.