OK, so I’m not sure if this works in Vista but it definitely works in Windows 7. I have grown very tired of the Aero-style Alt-Tab behavior in Windows 7 (only took 4 weeks to get sick of it!), and I really wanted to revert back to the “classic Alt-Tab” behavior and make it my default. The former is easy. The latter requires a little regedit hack: Create a DWORD called “AltTabSettings” in \HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer Set its value to 1. Test Alt-Tab combination. The Windows XP-style AltTab behavior should have returned. Thanks to a comment from “barbudo” on this page for the answer to this mildly-perplexing problem (scroll down to the comments).

I had run into this problem before. Setup I have my Visual Studio 2008 options set to reload the previously loaded solution on startup. I use Subversion. I use AnkhSVN as my SVN provider in Visual Studio 2008. Problem If I launched Visual Studio 2008 with a particular solution loaded when I last closed VS, I would receive a “Source control provider could not be found” error. However… if I just launched it via double-clicking on the .SLN file in my file system, no error!!! Weird. OK – so I did a quick diff on a solution that I knew worked fine. Both had the expected source control provider information embedded: SccProjectName = “Svn” SccAuxPath = “Svn” SccLocalPath = “Svn”[…]