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Turning off the uppercase menu in Visual Studio

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2 Jul 2015CPOL
A short reference of how the uppercase menu in Visual Studio 2013 can be turned off.


Introduced with Visual Studio 2012 the menu was written in all uppercase letters:

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Fix it

If you prefer lowercase letters in your menu (and want to go back to a look'n'feel almost like it was in VS 2010), select Tools > Options and check the box near "Turn off upper case in the menu bar". Note that this Options is only available when using VS 2013, Update 4.

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Hit "OK" and enjoy a human readable menu bar:

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Comments and Discussions

QuestionStarting from Visual Studio 2013 Update 4? Pin
Wendelius2-Jul-15 1:32
mveWendelius2-Jul-15 1:32 
QuestionNot in VS 2012 Pin
RadiatorTwo2-Jul-15 1:32
MemberRadiatorTwo2-Jul-15 1:32 
AnswerRe: Not in VS 2012 Pin
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professionalMarco Bertschi2-Jul-15 1:44 
AnswerRe: Not in VS 2012 Pin
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