Adobe says there is an update in the works to remedy this. They haven't said precisely when, but a lot of people say it can't come soon enough.
Good to hear that Adobe is still listening. The light text on a dark background is very hard on my eyes. I can't use it that way.
It's kind of old hat in the "cool look" department too. Not happy with a splash screen that looks like an identity crisis and another like a tattoo parlor. Seems too fine-artsy and unbusiness-like in that order.
Yeah, well, I'm still a proponent of using whire & light gray for user interface backgrounds. Look at this very web site -- I don't see any problems reading text, identifying icons or distinguishing colors, do you? Not that I'm going to see that any time soon, mind you....
Frankly, I think there are a lot of under-utilized designers at Adobe with hidden talents in sales who take it as a badge of honor to make something they think looks cool and new for user interfaces.
Adobe got the AE color scheme right almost 20 years ago. Why reinvent the wheel?
So it's been almost a year since this was brought up, and yet the latest major update still forces the user to work in this inscrutable white on dark interface. Part of me wonders (semi-seriously) whether Adobe is trying to force us older users out of the business. Make way for the young creatives and such.
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