This is a bug. I have confirmed the problem and filed it in our database.
Please feel free to file this through the form (adobe.ly/ReportBug) as well. Your reports do matter to us, even when we already know about the problem.
Apologies about this problem. We will evaluate fixing it in a near-term future update. (But not the one that's due out in the next week or so, because the work for that is already done.)
Thanks for the reply Tim... I have reported it.
BTW, any news from you re the "Blue" text illegibility issue that many users are complaining about (including me, a loooong time user of AE - since CoSa AE V1.0)?
(Different thread I know, but there hasn't been many replies from staff in the relevant threads)
I will say only this, and then nothing further on this thread, on the discussion of the new user interface design in After Effects CC 2014.1. (I dislike thread hijacking.)
We are looking at all of the feedback being provided. We want to you to voice your opinion. Please be specific as to what problems you are having with the new user interface design.
I also want to note here that the blue color alone is not what is generating feedback. "Blue" is being used as a collective term for the changes, but I fear that such generalization is creating a false impression that simply changing the color will resolve the complaints. There have been many, many small changes of which the highlight color is only one. We need to hear specifically from you which of the changes you dislike, whether it's the blue color specifically, or the brightness/contrast of the blue, or the brightness or design of other parts of the user interface, and in which contexts it causes a problem.
So please let us know what you think, here on the forums in a new thread or one of the existing threads, or send us your feedback privately: adobe.ly/feature_request
You haven't seen many replies from us on the other threads because we want to receive your honest feedback. The new user interface design has been available to you for all of one week as of today, and now is the time for us to listen to you.
Thanks for the information Tim. I'm looking forward to this getting fixed. I reported it a few days ago but I thought it could have been a UI decision. Glad it's a bug. Cheers.