Okay, I really want to know what the magic incantations are for making this
It seems completely random. For the longest time, the tool windows would
not stay docked at all. I'd have to re-dock them every time I started up
Visual Studio. Then suddenly they stayed docked for a while. This seemed
to happen after a power outage cut power, so there wasn't a clean shut-down.
But somehow from that point it saved the docked state! Only... they
recently became undocked again. Worse, they lost their sizing, and they
poppped up as tiny little windows (about an inch square).
I always have multiple copies of Visual Studio open. Always. Is this the
problem? Even though the same tool window is docked in the same place in