Friday, 7 September 2012

Visual Studio 2012 appear like 2010

If you're anything like me you just got VS 2012 RTM and are wondering where your nice looking IDE went...

While some things still seem irreversible there have been some concessions that enable you to get a bit of the old look and feel back.

  1. Disable ALL CAPS menus

    You can get back normal no caps menu titles with a registry key.

    Navigate to :-


    Now add a new key :-
    Key: SuppressUppercaseConversion
    Type: DWORD
    Value: 1

    Alternatively you can use Powershell :-

    set-itemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\General -Name SuppressUppercaseConversion -Type DWord -Value 1

  2. Get the Blue colour theme

    Download and Install the theme ColorThemeEditor.vsix

    Goto Tool/Options/Environment/General and select 'Blue' theme.

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