I recently upgraded to Windows 11 and had to set up Visual Studio C++ again. A few things have changed in Windows 11 with the tiled window management and deeper Windows Terminal integration, so I ended up revisiting my usual VS setup and made a bunch of changes. I'm documenting them here for my own future benefit (yes, I do know about VS import/export settings) and on the off chance that anyone else might get some ideas for their own setup.
It should be mentioned that I'm a single monitor user (multimon gives me neck pain as I've gotten older) and the monitor I currently use is 25". A laptop screen can't really accommodate the 2x2 full screen layout I'm using as my default here, so when I'm on a laptop I only use the vertical layout out of necessity.