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UX Issue – Make selected Artboard/Layer more obvious

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The selected artboard/layer is very subtly different than the other unselected artboards. It's not obvious at a glance what is selected.

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Taking the two same images I made a small change that I think would help the visibility of the selected layer/artboard in the layers panel. See attached.

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I get a blue highlight on what I select, I grant you it is subdued when the Artboard and or layer is collapsed but it is obvious because of the blue not grey.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.12.6

Affinity Designer 1.6.1 | Affinity Photo 1.6.7 | Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.192 | Affinity Photo beta 1.7.0.105 | Affinity Designer Beta 1.7.0.3

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Just curious, I'm using the windows version and in both the 'stable' as the beta-version we see blue selections. In your example everything looks only gray.

This is what pc-users see in both designer versions, and that seems pretty easy to spot:

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Is the Mac-version that different to the PC-version? (serious question... I am surprised)


 

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Mine are purple.

It appears to use the system highlight color on the Mac which is blue by default but can be changed from System Preferences -> General.

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Fde101 is correct - the highlight uses the Highlight colour set in System Preferences > General, which in your case I believe it is Graphite, so unfortunately you will get that clash.

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