Changing Visual Studio 2013 CAPS Menus to Normal

Are you okay with Visual Studio 2013 ALL CAPS Menu? If not there’s a simple solution.VS 2013 Menu to Normal Small letter

I have attached the .reg file with post. Extract the downloaded zip file and execute the reg. file with admin rights.

Restart Visual Studio 2013. It’s Done. If you want you can review the downloaded reg file in any text editor before executing.

If you want to do this manually then Open the Registry Editor (regedit) and add the below key and value.

Note: If you do anything wrong in this registry editing then Visual Studio 2012 won’t work after splash screen


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\General\SuppressUppercaseConversion
REG_DWORD value: 1

Download zip contains .reg from Codepoject

I just ran this and I got the normal menu like below,

Visual Studio 2013 Normal Small Menu

If you want that CAPS Menus back then just remove the above key from the specified location.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Now Available

VS_Purp256_rgb-1[1]Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 on January 20, 2014. Visual Studio 2013 updates are cumulative releases that include the new features and fixes, this update fixed various issues.

For information about the latest update, see Visual Studio Updates and the Visual Studio Update KB article.

How to install Visual Studio 2013 Update 1?

You can download Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 from the below mentioned Microsoft server links,

Note: Microsoft scanned this file for viruses and claims to be virus free.

In case if you have used Web Installer then the computer must be connected to the Internet while Installing.

If you want to create an offline installer from web installer of the update then, once the web installer download is complete, open a command prompt, navigate to the download location, and run VS2013.1.exe /layout. Then specify where to download the files and click the Download button. Once downloaded, you can run VS2013.1.exe from the download location to install the update.