Enable pan and scan interface for visual studio 11 fullscreen mode to increase productivity and reduce horrizontal scrollbars
In Windows XP, one could set the resolution to something higher than what the monitor supports. This created a virtual extended screen and the user could pan around the screen to view more items with the mouse cursor. Under Visual Studio 2010 one could thus achieve such an effect on XP.However VS 11 does not support XP and neither Windows 7 nor 8 support screen panning.
I find that screen panning is a good and more convenient solution than dual monitors and can vastly enhance productivity compared to horizontal scroll bars. To suit different users an option to configure the amount of screen panning would be useful.
One could have the code/UI designer in main view on screen and the rest of the interface like toolbox, server explorer, properties panned at the side.
Screen panning would actually be a good answer to metro apps not working on millions of existing tablets and netbooks with 1024x600 (Think of how many less people will buy from Windows Store , microsoft!)
Luna Lovelace commented
A lot of people buy second monitors to achieve this. I really feel panning would have the same effect but for less cost, one person cannot look at two screens at once. And 2 screens are not practical on desks and in computer labs.
After all doesn't metro already make people pan the menu sidewards