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I have 2 different solution files which have the same name in 2 different locations on my drive. I have 2 different instances of Visual Studio 2010 open and have a solution in each of them open. I'm working on both of them at the same time and I keep getting mixed up about which is which.

Without having to right click on one of my folders in my solution explorer and "Opening Folder in Windows Explorer," is there a way to tell the difference between the 2?

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I guess the only way to do this will be to show the path of the solutions in the title bar
This stackoverflow discussion should help you :
Display solution/file path in Visual Studio IDE

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Install the visual studio color theme editor using the extension manager in Tools > Extension Manager...

Then simply go to the toolbar and select Theme > |Pick a theme| on one of the instances.

Now you will have completely different looking Visual studio instances opened.

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In which VS version this worked for you? Wherever I tried that, all open instances changed their theme together. – miroxlav May 12 at 13:09
I now used an extension called Rename Visual Studio Window Title. This works just as well. – Kohan May 12 at 13:56
No problem with changing window title, but I'm interested in that color change you described. – miroxlav May 12 at 14:09

If you are using VS2010 or above you can you the extension "Visual Studio Window Title Changer". Install this and use the following 'Window Title Setup' expression to display the solution path:

'sln_dir + "/" + orig_title'

Use the extension manager to download and install the extension. Details of the extension and how to use it can be found here:

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