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Rename items in "Recent" list on Start Page

At my company, I can be working in different source branches at the same time, meaning I can have a list of many different recent projects on the Start Page. However, since all the solution files are named the same (just in different branches), I have to hover over each item in the list to see where it is physically located to determine which one I need to open.

If we had the ability to rename the entries in the "Recent" list, I could give each item a name that tells me which branch that specific solution is in.

It's a small thing, I know, and doesn't really impact productivity. But it is a quality of life thing and I think it would be an awesome addition.

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    James McConnellJames McConnell shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion. This item has been around for a couple of versions of Visual Studio and we haven’t acted on it. Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item, so we’re going to close it. If the suggestion is still relevant, please either take a look to see if there’s another suggestion that’s similar that you can vote on, or open a new suggestion.
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      • Tyler MorrisonTyler Morrison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Where I work we use the Rename VS window title extension to rename the title bar with it's TFS branch name. I would love to be able to have my recent list match.

        Bump after 3 years.

      • deap82deap82 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed, but no need to rename manually. Just change the list so that X number of folder levels are also directly visible in the list.

      • Andres AguirreAndres Aguirre commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I Agree with James

        We know how is current solution for this, alter the ProjectMRUList in the registry, but is better if we can do this directly from VS UI.

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