How to fix Visual Studio 2013 default UI?

My preferred actions to fix it.

  • Change theme (Blue/Dark/Light)
    • Menu TOOLS / options / General and choose Color Theme
  • Change the menus casing from UPPERCASE to SentenceCase (reference)
    • Menu TOOLS / Library Package Manager / Package Manager Console and enter and run Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\General -Name SuppressUppercaseConversion -Type DWord -Value 1
  • Disable expanding file contents in Solution Explorer (reference)
    • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0 and add a new dword value named UseSolutionNavigatorGraphProvider with a value of 0.
  • Change Icons