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Photoshop CS6 poor colour scheme

Jun 19, 2012 7:14 AM

In PS CS6 I went to preferences to make some adjustments. I noticed that the Black writing on dark blue background is difficult to read.

 

Any place to change that?

 

When I want to change e.g the Keyboard shortcuts its the same...black text on dark blue box.

 

see attached image..left CS6 right CS5

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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:47 AM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    Confirmed.

     

    Looks like you have a Classic theme on your desktop, or maybe are using Windows XP.  In Windows 7 the blue highlight is lighter and the text is readable (probably why I hadn't noticed the inconsistency before), but indeed Photoshop CS6 shows black text in the Preferences dialog.

     

    Prefs dialog:

    MenuScheme.jpg

     

    Main menu:

    MainMenuScheme.jpg

     

    I don't think there's any way to set that, outside of reporting it here as a bug.

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:23 AM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    Just for reference, you can actually turn off the individual Aero Glass and animations features yet still use a Windows 7 theme.  That could possibly be a workaround for you.

     

    AeroSettings.jpg

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jun 20, 2012 3:41 AM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    On windows 7 you can change the highlight color (selected items) and see if that helps.

    The cs6 interface colors still need some tweaking imho. (the rollover or alternate text color should be white not black)

    xp and vista have similar adjustments.

     

     

    Untitled-1.png

     

     

     

    same classic theme on windows 8 and cs6:

     

     

    Untitled-1.png

     
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:02 AM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    Hello!

    Did you try to report it in http://feedback.photoshop.com?

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jun 20, 2012 6:26 AM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    Eireannsg1 wrote:

     

    Its all not running smooth.

     

    Amen to that.  The Adobe sites don't seem to be able to rise above a certain level of disintegration.

     

    I think it's a pretty good bet that some of the Adobe people have seen the problem here on this forum, though.  One would hope they would have entered a bug report in their internal tracking system.

     

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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Jun 20, 2012 7:19 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    The caveat being that the feedback area of the Photoshop site is operated by Get satisfaction, if I'm not mistaken.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jun 20, 2012 7:37 AM   in reply to Pierre Courtejoie

    Yet the Adobe ID is used to log in there as well.

     

    The point is that disintegration is occurring across the brand.

     

     

    This forum section is powered by a different 3rd party - Jive, and who knows what's involved with the main Adobe.com site.  It's a big company, I get that.  But let's not forget that this particular company makes top-end products for authoring content - it seems that they ought to be about the best there is at setting up their own site(s), no?

     

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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jun 20, 2012 7:06 PM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    I never thought deforestation might be at the heart of the problems, but it's a good theory!

     

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    Jun 21, 2012 2:54 AM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    Eireannsg1 wrote:

     

    Another idiocy from Adobe:

    Now I always get automated e-mails from Adobe in Chinese. I live in Singapore so my natuve language must be Chinese, right?

    You have touched on one of my pet peeves. I HATE it when I try to access an English language website or search machine and automatically get re-directed to the German version or site just because of my location.  At least I haven't had the email problem (yet).

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jun 21, 2012 4:50 AM   in reply to Eireannsg1

    Eireannsg1 wrote:


    The companies (google, adobe etc) assume too much and know too little.

     

    Sad to say most of the internet browsing world is ignorant, not like you, and needs even the simplest things done for them automatically.  In reality, they probably have no business using computers (or tablets or smart phones) online all, but their money is just as good as those who educate themselves and know what they're doing.  This is why new versions of everything are always more dumbed-down than previous versions.

     

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