SSMS Tips and Tricks

Productivity Driven Development

Display Query and Results in a Separate Tab

| Comments

If you want to focus on the data after you run a query, and would like to give it as much real estate as possible, you can display the query results in a separate tab by going to Tools->Options->Query Results->Sql Server->Results To Grid and enabling the option “Display Results in a separate tab”.

If you check the option nested underneath it, then SSMS will automatically switch to the results tab as soon as the query executes.

Want to learn more about SSMS? Check out this Pluralsight course.
Use SqlSmash to write maintainable SQL scripts, understand code faster and navigate around easily in SSMS.