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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.

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    Mehdy shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Folks,

    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

    Cathy Sullivan
    VS IDE Team


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      • Klaus Zweistein commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need the 2010 theme for VS2015 as well.
        The 2015 is ugly, but - unfortunately - I must to work with it. It is terrible!

      • chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        and why do you completely ignore those who have to work with your solution, jeez, I mean, what are you? the freaking government or something?

      • chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        vs2012 is awful to work with, it gives me a headache after more than 20 minutes working with it. Please give us the option to use the vs2010 skin or something similar please.

      • Vipin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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      • Denis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Shoot the idiot that removed the Blue theme from the Update to the Theme editor.
        Who in his right mind is working on the project management at Microsoft?????

        We are all using that theme and who uses the Red theme some bimbo????

      • Marcel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The votes in this topic should be added at "Add some color to Visual Studio 2012", shouldn't it ?

      • Marcel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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???

      • Adrian Salazar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!

      • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!

      • JMCF125 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @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.

      • SandRock commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Embrace the change, it's good. You're all like old people: afraid and lazy to learn new stuff.

      • Adam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • nope commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!

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