- Not being able to easily differentiate between icons based on their colors
- That all the Visual Studio 2012 menus are all in CAPITAL LETTERS (with their inherent lack of readability in this form). Personally, I prefer to reserve capitals for strictly for acronyms.
- The black and white color theme in Visual Studio 2012. It's not the best thing to wake up to in the morning!
1) Install NiceVS - which will give you back the color icons you know and love from VS 2010 (so you can easily tell your object browser from your Code Definition Window) . It also removes the unnecessary capitalization of the text in the main drop down menu. Install it from here:
2) Install the Visual Studio 2012 Color Theme Editor from here:
Small changes like these can make a big difference to the usability of VS 2012 on a daily basis. I'd have to say that it would have been better if both these pieces of functionality were already built in to the RTM of Visual Studio 2012. A big thank you to the authors for their respective extensions.