VS.NET 2003 Has a Built-In Break Reminder

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Yes folks, it’s true. After working a while in VS.NET, it suddenly stops and asks if I’d like to send an error report to Microsoft. Then it shuts down. Almost like clockwork. This creates a very good time for me to take a break, stretch, and meditate on how much work I just lost as I was just about to hit the save icon.

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  1. Avatar for Yex
    Yex February 23rd, 2005

    Your problem is the fact that you're using the save icon. After a certain amount of time, when your mouse cursor moves close enough to the save icon, the icon raises the Proximity event, which causes the PromptSendErrorReportToMicrosoft dialog to be raised, which is followed by VS.NET shutting down.

    The workaround is to "trick" VS.NET by using keyboard shortcuts instead. Use Ctrl + S, or (I can't remember this for sure, don't have VS.NET here at work) Ctrl + Shift + S to Save All. As long as you're careful with your mouse, using these keyboard shortcuts can help you to avoid raising the save icon's Proximity event.


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    Thomas February 25th, 2005