ReSharper 8.0 Web Help

ReSharper | Options | Environment | General

This page of ReSharper options summarizes general settings of the ReSharper environment.

Item Description
User Interface
Show tips on startup When this check box is selected, ReSharper displays the ReSharper Tips dialog with useful tips each time you start Visual Studio.
Loop selection around ends of a list If this check box is selected, any time you scroll a popup list selection with keyboard arrow keys, ReSharper loops the scrolling. This option applies for the set of Navigation and Search and Code Completion features where popup lists are used.
Show managed memory usage in status bar If this check box is selected, the amount of managed memory used by the whole process is shown in the rightmost position of the status bar. This value indicates not only the amount of managed memory used by ReSharper but also the amount of managed memory used by other third-party plug-ins and Visual Studio itself.
Application icons theme These radio buttons help switching between different sets of ReSharper UI icons. You can leave the default option of automatic selection or choose an icon set that will be most comfortable for you for the selected Visual Studio theme.
Source code symbol icons theme These radio buttons help switching between different sets of code symbol icons. You can leave the default option of automatic selection or choose an icon set that will be most comfortable for you for the selected Visual Studio theme. You can feel the difference between different sets by using Go to features or Viewing Type Hierarchy. See Symbol Icons for a comprehensive list of symbol icons.
Caches
Store caches in ReSharper caches a lot of its temporary data. (e.g., results of Code Analysis). It can store the cache in the solution folder or in your system temp folder. If you do not share the solution, you can leave the default option of the solution folder. If you share your solution using a VCS, it is better to choose the system temp folder so that ReSharper gets them out of the solution folder and therefore out of the way of your VCS.
You need to reopen your solution for changing caches location to take effect.
Clear Caches Clears the cache of the current solution.
Normally, you do not need to clear solution cache, but some events (e.g. sudden power off or an upgrade that skips several versions) may corrupt the cache, and that's when you need to use this button. Signals of corrupted cache may be a lot of unresolved code or absence of ReSharper inspections in some files.
After clearing the cache you need to reopen your solution and wait a little while ReSharper rebuilds the cache.

Note

ReSharper's settings are saved in settings layers that enable you to have different settings for different solutions as well as to share your settings with your team. To learn more, study the Managing and Sharing Options section.

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