Bring color back to VS 2012 RC Source Control Explorer
When connecting to TFS Source Control Explorer, the complete lack of color makes it very difficult to distinguish content. The original Visual Studio 2010 TFS Source Control Explorer interface was best and most closely mirrorred/mimicked the look and feel of Windows Explorer. The complete grayness of Source Control Explorer completely renders the Source Control view useless compared to Visual Studio 2010's interface.
I used the information from EverPresent in the following thread to sort everything but source control explorer. If someone has a solution to bring colour back to source control explorer please let me know!
There is a very nice extension to bring back all the standard 2010 colors! I've installed it and it works perfectly. The only thing that doesn't change is the source control explorer colors.
Will Richards commented
This UI was really poorly thought out, it makes you wonder what else was poorly thought out in the development process.
Now I need to install a 3rd party tool to get colors? Did Microsoft hire deaf and color blind people into their UI design team?
Hey, let's do this, have the same color scheme for say 8 years for text in certain file types and then just have some fun and COMPLETELY CHANGE EVERYTHING. HAHAHAHAHAHAH
Fabricio Ferreira commented
The ALL CAPS issue can be solved by using the following hack:
On the other hand, we'll need to live with the depressive VS2012 UI until some good soul creates a colorful skin pack...
Hinged Newt commented
With excitement I downloaded and installed VS2012 as soon as it was available on MSDN. Within a couple of hours, it was uninstalled. When they fix the all caps menu and Windows 3.1 color scheme I will give it another shot. Until then, VS2010 will have to do.
Andrew Steitz commented
Microsoft has really "pewed the scrooch" on the UI of VS2012. ALL CAPS MENU and a (non) color scheme that makes me want to commit suicide.