An immediate frustration when launching Visual Studio 2012 the first time is the purple theme (really Microsoft, purple?) and the ALL-CAPS MENUS. Here’s a few quick tips to revert back to the pleasing look and feel of Visual Studio 2010. 1. In VS 2012 select Tools – Extensions and Updates. Select Online and search for ‘color theme editor’. Select and install the Visual Studio 2012 Color Theme Editor. Select the Blue color theme and feel the 2010 nostalgia. 2. Change the menus to proper-case by adding a registry value. Start the registry editor and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftVisualStudio11.0General. Create a new DWord value SuppressUppercaseConversion with value of 1. Close registry editor and restart Visual Studio 2012.