Can I change the outside area colour of my canvas?


I am using Illustrator CS5 and the grey background around the outside of my canvas/page I used to have and loved has gone white. I do not know why. I can not change the colour in preferences-user interface, as this was introduced in CS6. I have tried ticking and unticking the overprint preview and this makes no difference. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

12/22/2016 7:21:00 PM

Have you checked this setting?

Edit > Preferences > User Interface

  1. Choose your desired Brightness

  2. Make sure "Match User Interface Brightness" is selected for Canvas Color

Let me know if that helped!

1/24/2016 5:14:00 AM

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