Open links in an actual browser
Please take the Web Browser out of the Visual Studio, open links in the default web browser (and please my own default, not Internet Explorer). Visual Studio is not good as a web browser and it uses Internet Explorer inside to make it worse.
Hired Mind commented
I found out how to do this: Open/Create a web project. In the Solution Explorer, right click any html or aspx file, click "Browse With...". In the dialog that opens, you can set the default browser. If you set it to an external browser, Context help (F1) will open in a new browser window.
Matthew Doucette commented
We love Visual Studio. This will only make it better. The next best solution is using a macro and is too much of a hack: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1201570/how-do-i-open-links-in-visual-studio-in-my-web-browser-and-not-in-visual-studio
Micah Caldwell commented
It isn't a problem with using IE, it is a problem with re-using the window. I code with Visual Studio and a web browser open side by side. When I click a link in my source code (e.g., MSDN article discussing why I am doing something) I want that to be open side-by-side with the source code, not overlapping it. I already have my browser up side by side so if the link behaved like a link in any other application this would improve my workflow.
pleasee I Need to change the browser because when there are a mistake in the mockup for example you can't continue with you task developer and then you need to change the browser for continue..
Rasmus Petersen commented
I support this.... even as a loyal MS developer, doing nice things with Visual Studio for MS CRM... try opening CRM in the VS explorer ... argggh!!!
As Michel said... just open links outside Visual Studio -or- at least give users a chance to change this behavior through a setting under Options.
Seba Guerrero commented
Yes, please. We love Chrome, IE is nice but... :-)
Visual Studio Fan #1 commented