Shortcut: Undock tabs and windows in SSMS to other screens

Like Visual Studio that it's based upon, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is very flexible when working with query windows and tabs.

Most people realize that you can undock and move tabs and windows around. Usually they do that by accident and then realize that the Reset Window Layout option in the Window menu is helpful.

But one option I've found that many people don't seem to realize is that you can undock just a single query window and move it outside the bounds of SSMS. You can even place it across on another screen if you have multiple screens.

It then also appears separately in your taskbar in Windows:

You can later drag it back to redock it.

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