visual studio / sql server 2012 colors

hi guys,

i cant figure out how to change out this stupid blue
to say... pink for breast cancer month
or black for cinco de mayo

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Don't quote me, but I believe the options you are showing in your screenshot only apply to items within the code editor window. If you install the color theme editor from the Extension Manager, then you can get more control over the entire IDE window.

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Here is what my current theme looks like:

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And there are few options provided with the extension when you install it:

GreenPurpleRed
...as well as a couple of others.
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Ess KayEntrapenuerAuthor Commented:
i dont see the extension manager on SQL server, but its in vs2012
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Rikin ShahMicrosoft Dynamics CRM ConsultantCommented:
Hi,

1. install the 2010 plugin: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/20cd93a2-c435-4d00-a797-499f16402378/
2. find the files somehwere in “C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\Extensions\” .. for me, it was in “\shvn3avp.com” for the current version of the plugin.
3. copy those files to a new folder: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\Extensions\VSTheme”
4. now get the extension.vsixmanifest file from brad’s vstheme.zip file and replace the one in “…ManagementStudio\Extensions\VSTheme”.

Start ssms as administrator instead of visual studio.
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Ess KayEntrapenuerAuthor Commented:
thanks shah, is there an easier way to change the theme in SSMS similat to VS?
or do i need to only import premade ones?

I rather change it on the fly
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