Please, Please, Let us have VS2010 theme in VS2012
The new themes of VS 2012 brings headache(no insult, its personal). Please give us an option to select VS2010 theme with colorful icons.
Its really really hard to work with new themes.
I am going to mark this as completed as we recently released a Blue theme in the Visual Studio Update 2 for VS2012.
Please let us know what you think of the theme and if there’s any areas for improvement please log a suggestion bug on our Connect site: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio
VS IDE Team
The blue-style is a relief for my eyes, can tell you that. Still not the IDE from 2010 but I can work with it. Thanks.
dizzy dizzy commented
I really don't know what has happened to Microsoft. They've alienated their most devoted Windows Mobile users, Followed by Windows users, followed by Windows Developer. I've been huge supporter of all things Microsoft for eons...but i can not get my self to accept metro and Windows 8. The biggest failure in their history imo and one that threatens their extinction (if you believe Gartner research). Who builds UI that look so archaic? like upgrate to Pong where they simply added colors. Ugly, horrific...
Worst of all..where are the Windows???
William Domenz commented
light - Dark and now Blue....
What was the point when no icons changed?
Adrian Salazar commented
The color thing well, with some time we'll all get used to "color blindness".
But It was incredibly "smart" to make all the icons to have the same color. Seriously?
Now ill have to read every-time I add a new item. What in the world were you thinking ... ! Epic fail... I would make a meme out of it if I could.
Great productivity. Thanks you smart guys!
Bill Togkas commented
There is a theme manager extension for the color theme at least
You are a rock mate, take a look at Norton Utilities from back in the early '90s. They had the same metro style, because that is what display cards could handle at the time. This is nothing new. It is going back 2 decades!
@SandRock, what "new stuff" could we learn with that stupid interface? How about you "embrace the change" that idiots like you shouldn't post here? Huh, would you like it?
If you didn't then you would be "like [an] old person: afraid and lazy to learn new stuff".
This proves how falcious you're argument is.
Embrace the change, it's good. You're all like old people: afraid and lazy to learn new stuff.
Visual Studio 2012 has a horrific interface. However I unfortunately needed to upgrade to take advantage of EF 5 with some components only available through .NET 4.5.
Hence to make VS 2012 bearable, here is what you can do.
Icon Changed to VS 2010 (you must still have this installed) - http://vsip.codeplex.com
Remove All Caps - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11042852/can-you-turn-off-all-caps-on-the-menus-in-vs2012
Theme Editor - http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/366ad100-0003-4c9a-81a8-337d4e7ace05
VS2012 look and feel sucks - Please let us change themes
Sorry but what are designers at Microsoft are smoking at work?! This is really unusable! (Opinion of a whole dev department). I'm finally switching to CodeBlocks. The debugger is not as good as yours but I won't have to die because of headache and awkwardness!
A Theme Editor for VS2012 from MSFT. It even has a Blue Theme, which should help those longing for the look and feel of VS2010.
It is so so ugly.... It doesn't help developers to become productive... my advice: let the user select the theme he likes.
Please revert that default theme..!!!!!
Theme in VS2010 was perfect, why you throw away something that was perfect. Dont force Metro interface where is not needed, this is so repellent.
J Z commented
I uninstalled it, I couldn't stand the new style it was straining my eyes and making me sick.