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In Visual Studio (2012 in my case), is it possible to decrease (or increase) the font size of a user's Solution Explorer? I'd like to decrease it to save screen space a bit.

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  1. Go to Tools->Options->Environment->Fonts and Colors
  2. In "Show Settings for" chose "Environment Font"
  3. In "Font" replace Automatic to for example, Arial and change size.

Change the font size of that setting, all Font size in the Explorers (Solution Explorer, Server Explorer and Toolbox) and menus will change.

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It works for me for some time and then reverts to the default Automatic. – vorou Jul 13 '15 at 17:34
Choosing a condensed font gives you so much more room, especially on a narrow screen – drzaus Jul 30 '15 at 15:32

You can set that in Tools, Options.

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