I used to have active work item tracking turned on in my Solution Explorer, but that can get annoying, so I turned it off, but then I found I spend too much time searching for my active document. I figured there must be an easier way. Sure enough, Visual Studio has got me covered on this…
So, active item tracking is set in the configuration settings:
As you see, I have turned it off.
Now when you have an active document open in the editor, the Solution Explorer will start a bi-directional arrow icon:
Press it to have the solution explorer track down the active document in the solution explorer. The feature is called ‘Sync with Active Document’. Also accesible via keyboard shortcut: CTRL+[, S