How To Prevent Visual Studio 2012 ALL CAPS Menus

Thanks to Richard Banks for providing this handy registry trick for getting the Visual Studio 2012 menus to display in proper caps instead of the default all caps!

For all those people who can’t stand the ALL CAPS menus in Visual Studio 2012 there’s a way to switch them to normal casing.

Crack open your registry editor and create the following registry key and value

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\General\SuppressUppercaseConversion
REG_DWORD value: 1

Here’s what it looks like BEFORE:

VS 2012 before the registry change

And here it is after the change:

VS 2012 after the registry change

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