Richard Banks – a Visual Studio ALM MVP posted about a registry hack to disable ALL CAPS in Visual Studio 2012, which gives an opportunity to compare Visual Studio 2012 with and without the highly controversial SHOUTING MENU.
See image below for comparison:
I was very much against the ALL CAPS change, but when I compare these two – it actually does seem a bit more legible and it wastes less space. Maybe it’s just a part of a good Metro design and we should trust the designers from DevDiv? What do you think?
A reg file to quickly remove ALL CAPS menus from Visual Studio 2012 is available here.
Note – the VSCommands extension for Visual Studio has an option to disable ALL CAPS as well as an option to set it to all lowercase among tons of other helpful features that it adds.