I also want that feature. I can't see the path at all when Im drawing. What happened to the black path? At least I could see that. Is this a preference now? how do I change it back to black like in all previous versions of photoshop? It looks like at grey hairline now, nearly invisible. Even zooming doesn't make it any more visible. I can't see what I'm drawing unless it's on a white area. This is not an improvement.
I’ve read that this changed appearance is caused by Cocoa lacking options Carbon has.
Edit: Sorry, that refers to Macintosh, so if you are on Windows it has no bearing on the issue.
As a workaround I find it occasionally helps to hide one of the channels to increase a Path’s visibility in difficult regions.
I have read about the Cocoa/Carbon issue - I just wonder why CS5 was shipped when it was known that the pen tool is invisible on middle grey? In any case the ability to add a simple colored stroke to path would be very helpful and solve this issue.
I just wonder why CS5 was shipped when it was known that the pen tool is invisible on middle grey?
Because there really wasn't another choice.