Gain More Real Estate in SQL Server Management Studio

The default layout in SSMS is too restrictive. I’m always having to scroll up and down and it gets pretty annoying. So I made a simple settings change that gives me more “real estate.”

The configuration for this is quite simple:  Go to Tools, then click on Option, expand Query Results, expand SQL Server, click on Results to Grid and make sure the “Display results in a separate tab” is checked. (see image below)

You might have to restart SSMS or open another session for the new layout to take effect. Enjoy!

gain more real estate in sql server management studio

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