The working background (not the canvas) is black/dark gray. My vision is such that I cannot work on black. help, please! V.9

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The working background (not the canvas) is black/dark gray. How can I change this? My vision is such that I cannot work on a black background. help, please! V.9
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Mike Shaw

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I agree: the colour combination is not clever.  In fact it makes life difficult, unnecessarily.  If I could change it, I'd keep the dark background,  but all text etc that is currently grey I would change to a light yellow:  yellow (text etc)  on a black background is recognised (in the advertising world anyway) as being the most visible colour combination for clarity and ease of reading.  Yellow is even better than white in that respect - try it!  And certainly a darn sight better than grey lettering!  Please let us at least have the option to select the colours!
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I agree too: the color combination is more than not clever! I need to change the background color.
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just curious

have you used CS8?

if so, was the CS8 UI color scheme OK to work with?
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HI Kayakman,

I'm still using CS8. It is not perfect but better to work with than CS9. Due to my short-sighted eyes (and other impacts of becoming older) I need higher contrast (Black letter on white background or vice versa). Additionally the size of the buttons is too small. The problem of Techsmith is: they do not bear in mind the requirements of senior people.  :-(

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thanks for the update

I have both CS8 and CS9 installed, but I only use CS8's Recoreder, essentially for screencasting CS9 Recorder being used; however, I occasionally have both versions editors open at same time, with projects loaded; the differences in visual usability between the 8/9 editors is extreme; for me, 8 is so easier on the eyes; I screencast 7 days a week, usually 6 - 8 hours a day, sometimes much longer; I now use CS9 exclusively, and after 6 + hours, I really can't read much of the CS9 editor's small fonts [markers, timeline time marks, etc]; I've lately resorted to using a 5" x 2" magnifier glass to be able to read these small fonts; otherwise, I find myself removing my glasses and moving my eyes to within 6" from the monitor [an end-of-day fatigue thing?]
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oh my, I just came find a solution to the grey/black problem.  My eyes are killing me after only 2 hours.  Editing the audio track is now very difficult.   This needs to be fixed quicly!

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