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Need Help Restoring Docked MSDN Help Tab in Visual Studio 2008

Posted on 2013-06-22
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Hello,

I recently had a major virus on my Win XP SP4 machine.  The virus has been removed, but my interface layout in Visual Studio 2008 reverted to the default.  I have been able to get all of my custom interface layout back except for one item.

I used to have a "Help Tab" docked where my Solution Explorer and Class View Windows are located.  This was much easier to use than opening Help in a separate O/S window.  Ideally, I'd like to get this back, with the default mode set to search on MS created index phrases (as opposed to Contents or full text search (the latter refers to the search option where every single word like "and" and "the" in MSDN is in the search list)).

Does anybody know how to do this?  I've attached a screen pic showing where I want to dock the Help Window.  I simply want another tab and window, right alongside the Solution Explorer and Class View options (the two windows already present are empty simply because I don't have a Solution loaded).

Thanks, Stu Engelman
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here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4zzt41xa(v=vs.90).aspx
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Specifies how Help is displayed. Choose External Help Viewer to display topics in an external floating window. Choose Integrated Help Viewer to display Help topics in a Web browser window docked inside the IDE.
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Hi Sedgwick,

Thanks for the help.

I'll give it a try and report back.

Stu
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Hi Sedgwick,

Your solution worked perfectly.

Thanks so much for your help.

Stu
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Excellent advice.  Easy to follow, and worked perfectly.
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