I've previously shown how to set this in VS 2010. In the new VS 2011 beta, it's a little harder to find.

In order to change this behavior so that the tabs open to the right of any currently open tabs, go to the Tools drop down menu in Visual Studio and configure as follows:

  • Tools -> Options
  • Environment -> Tabs and Windows
  • Check the "Insert documents to the right of existing tabs" checkbox


Visual Studio 2011 Beta Tab Options