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option to disable quick action squiggles

In VS2015 you introduced the quick action light bulb. I think its a cool piece of tech, and I get why many people like it. However its a bit to intrusive for me, the light bulb was ok, but the green quick action squiggle errors are starting to become a bit annoying.

For example, when I create classes I prefer writing up the class first in the header file, writing the functions, variables etc I know I will be needing. The second I finish writing the constructor prototype the squiggles and the light bulb flare up, "Function definition not found, show potential fixes". Its quite annoying to be constantly informed about something I am fully aware off, I just wrote the function declaration.
So, having the option to turn off the green quick action squiggles, and also possibly the light bulb would be something I would appreciate immensely.

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  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Oh man - this annoys the **** out of anyone
    Is the electroshock "therapy" next ?

  • David S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm absolutely in awe that there's no way to disable this garbage. Reverting back to VS2013.

  • Lionell Griffith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There are at least a thousand configuration items if not a lot more. Why not make the light bulb, brush, and quick information an optional item as well.

    Stop trying to help us so much. At least give us the choice about when or if we ask for help without having it flash in front of the code we are working on. Thereby interrupting our flow of thought. It is almost as bad as pulling up a growing plant to see if its roots are growing. The main effect is to STOP progress.

    It may come as a surprise to some but Microsoft does not know what is good all the time for itself (Vista et.al.) so how can it know what is good for everyone else, everywhere, for all projects, for all time. It cannot!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Found no such setting under Text Editor/C#. Can we have an option to disable this for C# as well?

  • Anton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    VS2015 Update 3: Tools -> Options... -> Text Editor -> C/C++ -> Advanced -> Refactoring -> Disable Create Declaration/Definition Light Bulbs = True

    solved the problem for me.

  • Igor Levicki commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I wonder how many votes are needed for this to become an optional feature?

    Microsoft is trying to emulate Apple by removing choice, but of course they are removing the wrong choices because they don't understand what the word "simplicity" means.

    If you want to emulate Apple you should go by those words -- "Something is perfect not when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing more to remove".

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The light bulb popping up in the corner of my eye is driving me Nuts. Please allow it to be disabled!

  • Lukas Kalinski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Those green squiggles are running me crazy... you actually end up fixing working code just to get rid of them. PLEASE, make them optional ASAP (or simply abolish them altogether)!

  • Wesley Kenis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    its now 2018 AND STILL THIS ******* THIS IS REQUIRED??? WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE USERVOICE??? I'm tired of getting IGNORED as a user SO INSTEAD OF PAYING I USE FREE VERSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    there is no reason for me to pay to get event more ****** UNWANTED features

    it's even not an option to say "no rules"

  • ZooDoo4u commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Where is Clippy? As cute as Clippy was in Office where is it now and why did Office ever remove?

    Searching the web there a lots of people posting questions "How can i turn this stuff off?" But we all get some comment from MS saying "It is a new productivity tool..." For who new students and the unlearned or professional software developers.

    Sorry but it doesn't seems like such a good productivity enhancement if so many people are posting questions "How can i turn this stuff off?"

    Can't we have a trimmed down simple editor, a simple color scheme, intellisense, and after that just seems like feature bloat and a slower UI...

  • Nehrk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This piece of **** makes me mad. At least Resharper can turn it off.

  • Steve Elmer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, please add option to disable. I hate this thing. I would much prefer to have a hotkey or context menu to get the popup information when I want it rather it showing up all over the darned place.

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Err, to be specific, the light bulb to the far left (next to the line number).
    Not the one that pops up below the "violation"

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