#723 – Turning Off All Caps Menus in Visual Studio 2012

One of the changes in Visual Studio 2012 was to render the main menus in all caps.  This was done to better match the new Metro (Windows Store) style of user interface, used across other Microsoft products.  (E.g. Office 2013 or the Bing web site).

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However, many people have argued that using all caps make the user interface less readable and constitutes bad typography.

If you prefer using upper and lowercase in the main menu, you can turn off the all caps by adding a value in the registry.

In the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\General, create a DWORD value named SuppressUppercaseConversion and set its value to 1.

You’ll now get upper and lowercase in the menus.

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Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #723 – Turning Off All Caps Menus in Visual Studio 2012

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