How to Disable Browser Link in Visual Studio 2013

In the most recent edition of Microsoft’s epic saga, Things Which No One Asked For, we’ve been given Browser Link. Without a doubt the most important thing you need to know about it is how to turn it off. You may do so either globally by changing the option from within Visual Studio:

Disable Browser Link

Or by adding this line to your web.config files per project:

<configuration>
    <appSettings>
        <add key="vs:EnableBrowserLink" value="false" />
        ...

There are a number of bugs in the current implementation of Browser Link that make it not worth using. It also has a wonderful habit of interfering with existing script libraries – in particular, it doesn’t play well at all with ASP .NET Web Forms.

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