This is a wordy option; there is no documentation and web searches are no help. When I'm executing queries, I don't notice a difference with the option checked or not checked. What does this setting control?


This is certainly a wordy option and it seems a bit ambiguous to me. You could take "stored procedure shortcuts" a number of ways; initially, I did not reach the conclusion that these were actually referring to the "Query Shortcuts" panel in Tools > Options > Environment > Keyboard, mainly because I was asked a question about them when I wasn't staring at the dialog (the option is, of course, on that very panel).

The option was added in response to the following Connect item:

There, Simon Sabin pointed out that if you execute a stored procedure using a keyboard shortcut (e.g. Alt+F1 for sp_help, or Ctrl+1 for sp_who), that execution would obey any query options you had set for the underlying query window (e.g. SET STATISTICS TIME ON;). This isn't always desirable (the example Simon used was getting a bunch of graphical execution plans when hitting Alt+F1).


  • If you expect these query shortcuts to execute with all of the same options as the current query window, leave the box unchecked.
  • If you expect these query shortcuts to ignore any existing query options, check the box (and open a new query window, as it doesn't affect current windows).

Unfortunately there isn't a way to customize this per shortcut, as Simon requested, so you'll have to take it all or nothing.

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