I'm 100% with you here. How does REMOVING features benefit the user? Why would the software developers spend the time it took to remove this functionality?
What's driving all of this monkeying around with the interface colors? Were users clamoring to make AE look like Premiere (this dark interface with these stupid blue keyframes)? If that's the case, great. Fine. Give them that option. But why REMOVE the ability to work in a dark on light environment for those of us who prefer such an interface? I've been an AE user since around 1997. My productivity DECREASES when I have to use CC 2014 or higher. I still do the bulk of my work in CS6 since that affords me the option of working dark on light, along with the fact that there have been virtually zero compelling improvements to the software since CS6.
Has anyone at Adobe spent much time reading websites that have white type on black backgrounds? It suuuckkks. Look at the very forum. Why isn't it white type on black? Because it would be a ***** to read.
And yes, before someone chimes in that I should put in a feature request for this, I have. Many times.
Marshall Arts Motion Graphics
Amen. My the product manager, GUI designer, or developer be condemned to using web sites that use only white text on dark backgrounds.
I'd only change two parts of your comment.
Put the a in May, and change or to and.
+1 etc. What a bummer that this functionality was *removed*. I'd like to add my voice to the chorus - this dark dark color scheme is not easy to work with. It's almost comical that someone bothered to include a slider that only allows the user to change the color scheme from super dark to still so dark. Super useful!
I am in agreement. After effects Light interface should be reenabled. The lighter gray interface now is so bad, for the eyes for everything and totally unusable.
Actually to think about it there should be a common interface adjustment control for all adobe software in order to keep some unity.
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Agreeing on a forum is nice. It lets others know they're not alone.
But it won't help fix the issue. If you want to officially lodge your vote with Adobe, click here and file a feature request.
I have filed a request there. Thanks for sharing the link.