I have a number of nervous and idle habits that may potentially annoy my cube neighbors. They haven’t complained, yet. One of my habits is that when I’m working on a particularly interesting or annoying script, I will randomly click around the query window. Click, click, click. I was doing this a couple of days ago, and for some reason, I was clicking on the tab at the top of the query window, where the name of the script is.
Then, I double clicked on it.
Ooh, that’s neat, I thought. Then I clicked on the maximize button, and this is what I got.
Awesome. Finally, I restored the window and dragged it back into SSMS to put it back into tabbed view.
Now, let me explain: Another habit of mine is sliding the mouse to the left or right of the screen when I’m coding. Sharp-eyed readers will notice that that’s where my side panes are minimized. So when I’m trying to focus on the code, I inevitably cause the side panes to slide out in front of where I’m either reading or typing. Now, I could just put SSMS into full screen to hide the panes, but I’m not a fan of that either, because I have status icons in my taskbar I want to see. This is a perfect hybrid for me, and it even gets the SSMS toolbars out of the way. Bonus! I figured if it was useful to me, it might be useful to someone else as well. So here you go.
Thanks for reading.