Take a look at the VS 2012 Color Theme Editor – it is an option for creating and editing your own Visual Studio themes.
Doug Turnure – Visual Studio PMLes Arnott commented ·
I just brought up the image editior in VS2012 for the first time. There are 3 toolbar buttons for Red, Green and Blue channels. Guess what colors are used for the buttons? Yup, black and white!Les Arnott commented ·
The VS 2012 UI looks like a perfect example of HOW NOT TO DESIGN A USER interFACE. Microsoft should realize that professional developers care more about efficiency and productivity and less about fashion.
Take the childish black and white toolbar icons for example. I want to quickly identify and click on such an icon maybe hundreds of times during my working day. I do not want to pause each time, checking which monochrome squiggle I intended to click. Color is an extremely powerful aid to identification.
The CAPS registry tweak, the color theme add-on and the VSIP icon fix all help to restore an element of sanity. Let's hope Microsoft listens to the requirements of their paying customers.Les Arnott gave this 3 votes ·