They probably observed that most people would be wearing headphones in that case; speaking up was the sensible thing to do.
I hope you realize it was all caps text; the thing didn't actually yell at you.
@Sven Groot: I believe in the conservation of smileys. I'll be less parsimonious from now on.
Man, this thread is already more tiresome than the all caps menus in Visual Studio.
The RC is definitely an improvement over the Beta BUT there still isn't enough colour in the icons. You often can't tell what they represent without looking at the tooltip.Whoever decided that monochrome icons were a good idea was wrong. Making them three colours (grey, dark grey and a single highlight colour, on some icons, makes them only a little better.)
ALSO the ALL CAPS menus are very much harder to read. The blog posting made no attempt to justify the ALL CAPS menus. Please can someone on the VS design team tell us the reason - then perhaps we will understand.
"You often can't tell what they [icons] represent without looking at the tooltip."
Is this actually a regression, though? I still have no idea what most of the VS2008/2010 icons do or represent, and I've been using them every day for years.
IMO, the new icons are definitely an improvement, VS2010 icons are too busy to be useful or comprehensible.
I'm watching C9 live right now and it looks like they fixed the UPPERCASE MENU ITEMS to lowercase.
Could the lack of color in the Beta and RC just be a more extreme version of WPF's Sketch Flow skin?
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