SSMS Tips and Tricks

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Change Status Bar Color for Different Servers

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SSMS gives you the option to show a different color in the status bar for different servers. To configure this, click on Options.

Check “Use Custom color” and select a color from the color picker.

Now when you open a new file, your status bar should have the color that you just selected. I usually select a Red color for my production servers. This is a great way to avoid running your query in the wrong environment.

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