3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 11, 2012 8:17 AM by DocPixel-BMW

    panels or palet color

    Mike Richford Level 1

      Coming from CS3 to CS6

      How do I make the background colors in the  panels (layers, swatches,etc.) white?

        • 1. Re: panels or palet color
          Manish-Sharma Employee Moderator

          For windows :- Edit ->Prefrences-->User Interface


          For Mac :- Illustartor-->Prefrences-->User INterface


          adjust the Brightness and the canvas color are per your requirement.

          • 2. Re: panels or palet color
            Mike Richford Level 1



            I had already applied that.

            canvas white and slider 100% light.

            But, using as an example the layers panel, behind the named layers is still gray.

            I would like it white.

            • 3. Re: panels or palet color
              DocPixel-BMW Level 2

              Not possible (yet) in CS6.


              Considering that Adobe considers the dark interface now as one of it's "notable new features in CS6", among inline naming of layers and "more than 40 new enhancements to the UI"... I wouldn't suggest to them at this point that there are some people that prefer just plain old white.


              I mean, white truly is intimidating metaphorically speaking for designers due to the proverbial "blank piece of paper" staring them in the face. That is to say, that Adobe is truly looking out for you psychologically speaking to have a Happy Illustrator Day™ with gray-on-gray as the lightest available tone combo, and you just plain don't want "to see it"... literally speaking....