6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2011 1:08 AM by Eugene Tyson

    Fast Display always gray

    Eugene Tyson Adobe Community Professional & MVP

      In View>Display Performance>Fast Display all the image frames become gray.

       

      is there any way to toggle this to a different colour?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Fast Display always gray
          Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I think no. See my answer here:

           

          http://forums.adobe.com/message/4064603#4064603

           

          Maybe a plug in could do that…

           

          Uwe

          • 2. Re: Fast Display always gray
            Eugene Tyson Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Cool, I thought I'd try here in case any scripters had a solution.

             

            It's a quandary.

            • 3. Re: Fast Display always gray
              mckayk_777 Level 2

              Command K for Preferences then in Display Performance set

              Options Fast

              Adjust View Settings Fast

              Then set Raster Images to Proxy

              • 4. Re: Fast Display always gray
                [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

                As per suggestion by Bob, here is a script to create a nonprinting layer and put rectangles on them matching the images.

                 

                You should be able to safely delete this layer as long as you don't put anything on it yourself (that's why I set its color to Ominous Black, lock it, and restore your original layer selection).

                 

                //DESCRIPTION:Hide Images the Blunt Way
                // Jongware, 6-Dec-2011
                // No Guarantees, Etc.
                
                
                //          Change to your favourite shade or teint or hue, please
                hideColor = app.activeDocument.swatches.item("Black");
                
                
                originalLayer = app.activeDocument.activeLayer;
                
                
                try {
                          app.activeDocument.layers.add({name:"NonPrinting", layerColor: [0,0,0], printable: false});
                } catch (_) { }
                nonvisLayer = app.activeDocument.layers.item("NonPrinting");
                nonvisLayer.locked = false;
                
                
                imageList = app.activeDocument.allGraphics;
                for (im=0; im<imageList.length; im++)
                          try { hideImage (imageList[im], hideColor); } catch (_) {}
                nonvisLayer.locked = true;
                app.activeDocument.activeLayer = originalLayer;
                
                
                function hideImage (anImage, hideColor)
                {
                          var gb,fr,pg;
                          gb = anImage.parent.geometricBounds;
                          pg = anImage.parent;
                          while (1)
                          {
                                    if (pg instanceof Character)
                                      pg = pg.parentTextFrames[0];
                                    if (pg instanceof Document || pg instanceof Spread || pg instanceof Page)
                                              break;
                                    pg = pg.parent;
                          }
                          pg.rectangles.add(nonvisLayer, {geometricBounds: gb, fillColor:hideColor});
                }
                
                

                 

                ... So ... what's your beef with the Bland Gray anyway?

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                • 5. Re: Fast Display always gray
                  [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

                  (Wandering slightly OT)

                   

                  I went over the UIColors array to look up if there was some indication this can be user-definable. Apparently it can't (I did succeed, however, in changing my default Preview Background to some hellish shade of purple) and none of the 'standard' colorizable items have the same shade of gray.

                   

                  But I did notice this weird duo in the list: characterStyle.previewColor and paragraphStyle.previewColor. I can set them to a color with a script, and the Undo helpfully can "Undo Add UI Color" ... but I don't see any changes on the screen Some not-really fully implemented feature? On CS4, anyway?

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                  • 6. Re: Fast Display always gray
                    Eugene Tyson Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Cool. Thanks Jongware.

                     

                    I'll give it a go.