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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.

Introduction

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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QuestionStarting from Visual Studio 2013 Update 4? Pin
Wendelius2-Jul-15 1:32
mveWendelius2-Jul-15 1:32 
A short reference of how the uppercase menu in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 can be turned off.

Should it be mentioned that this applies to VS 2013 starting from Update 4.

As far as I know, with versions prior to that registry should be modified as explained for example in Visual Studio 2013: Turn Off the Uppercase Menu[^]

modified 2-Jul-15 7:40am.

QuestionNot in VS 2012 Pin
RadiatorTwo2-Jul-15 1:32
MemberRadiatorTwo2-Jul-15 1:32 
AnswerRe: Not in VS 2012 Pin
Marco Bertschi2-Jul-15 1:44
professionalMarco Bertschi2-Jul-15 1:44 
AnswerRe: Not in VS 2012 Pin
Carlos19073-Jul-15 0:13
professionalCarlos19073-Jul-15 0:13 

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