Disabling the Diagnostic Tools debugger window in Visual Studio 2015

Disabling the Diagnostic Tools debugger window in Visual Studio 2015

By default the Diagnostic Tools window opens automatically when debugging. Whilst this is a handy tool I do not want to it load every time I debug.

Steps to disable

To disable the Diagnostic Tools window follow these steps:

  1. Select the Visual Studio Options from the menu (Tools -> Options)
  2. In the Options choose Debugging -> General
  3. Uncheck Enable Diagnostic Tools while debugging (towards the bottom of the list)

Options menu for disabling diagnostic tools

The diagnostics tools are now disabled. To re-enable them just check the option again. The Tools window can be manually opened via the menu Debug -> Windows -> Show Diagnostic Tools

Menu to show Diagnostic Tools