Visual Experience - provide a setting of text and graphics in the integrated development environment (IDE). WPF supports hardware acceleration, through hardware acceleration we can additional graphical processing to be handled by the video card, rather than the CPU
For view current visual settings , open the Tools menu and choose Options. You will see Environment top of tree. Select Environment >> General , On right side you will see Visual experience.
We have three color theme for visual studio IDE. We also have option to customize themes by installing Visual Studio 2013 Color Theme Editor. After installation you can use this tool to change color and themes according to your choice.
Download - Visual Studio 2013 Color Theme Editor - https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/9e08e5d3-6eb4-4e73-a045-6ea2a5cbdabe
Video link to learn Color theme Editor - http://www.codeandyou.com/2015/07/how-to-change-theme-in-visual-studio.html
Automatically adjust visual experience based on client performance
This features is use to prevent the use of hardware graphics acceleration. It specify that Visual Studio adjust visual experience automatically or you set the adjustment manually. This option eliminate use of gradients and animations when using Remote Desktop and improve performance.
Enable rich client experience
This option enable animation within the IDE and allows gradients to be enable or disable. This feature only available when you not select the Automatically adjust visual experience based on client option.
Use hardware graphics acceleration if available
Uses hardware graphics acceleration if it is available, rather than software acceleration. This feature also available when you not select the Automatically adjust visual experience based on client option.