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Hide Main Menu for Visual Studio 2017

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To improve my development experience, I disable as many windows and toolbars in Visual Studio as possible. The one toolbar that you can not disable via the IDE itself is the "main menu" toolbar (File, Edit, View, etc.).




There is an extension that I've used in previous versions of Visual Studio that hides this menu until the user presses the `alt` key. Here is a link to that extension in the gallery:

old -- https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=MatthewJohnsonMSFT.HideMainMenu -- old


For whatever reason, that extension does not appear available in 2017, so I've published my own extension to complete the same task: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=AaronHoffman.HideMainMenu2017


I will gladly take mine down if Matthew Johnson ever updates his extension.


Hope this helps!
Aaron