It is very much in your face but so sudden that it took me awhile to realize. You may be familiar with this from VS Code - the minimap on the side of code window displaying quick preview. It can be helpful and some people like using it, but over time I wanted go back to minimalistic editor and remove this feature. So right-click and.. ok, there is no "hide" option. No problem, tools -> options... where the hack is it?

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Turns out, in Visual Studio, unlike VS Code, it was integrated into scrollbar itself. So you really right-click -> Scroll Bar Options and then select use bar mode instead of use map mode. Simple enough and kind of makes sense, but may not be what you've expected.

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And while on Visual Studio subject - maybe its just me, but I"m a bit disappointed with it lately. For the last few years it was going really strong, and I used it along with VS Code without much of a trouble. But latest couple releases were really bad for me - crashy, buggy and unpleasant in general. Can't even put finger on it - just a small things all around. Lots of them. Its like it was getting better, simpler, easier to use - and then turned around and went to old bad habits. Could be I'm just comparing it to VS Code and Studio's strict solution/project model looks very closed and uncomfortable. But still all the crashes and freezes... Yesterday it crashed and came back with "do you want to recover this file"? Sure I do - recover sounds like such a nice option, right? An hour of work lost - it "recovered" by wiping up all the changes.

VS Code all the way? Maybe.