Visual Studio 2010 - only a dead snail is slower

At my current client, I'm using Visual Studio 2010 inside a VM and the overall experience was, well...excruciating.  Turns out that VS uses the GPU to help rendering the designers, IntelliSense, etc.  Well, since a VM provides a software video card, the result is a painfully slow experience.  A quick search lead me to this Code Project tip and the solution is shockingly quite simple: just disable hardware acceleration in the VS settings!

Menu: Tools/Options

Select: Environment/General

In the Visual Experience section: uncheck "Automatically adjust..." and "Use graphics hardware acceleration..."

Your mileage may vary.

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