How to restore Search box in Test Explorer of Visual Studio

Every so often when launching Visual Studio 2015, I have an issue where the Test Explorer doesn’t display its Search box.

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Restarting Visual Studio fixes this, but for anything but small projects, closing and reopening the Solution is a time waster.

Perhaps this is obvious, but you can fix this quickly without restarting by just dragging the Test Explorer to undock it.

vs-text-explorer-drag-and-dock-to-restore

After that just dock it again, problem fixed, no restart required.

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How to restore Search box in Test Explorer of Visual Studio

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