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I made an image to explain that I am saying the tool bar itself and not how to change document colors. There isn't a way to do this in Preferences. I'm sick of the blue color, it's a matter of taste. 

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1 minute ago, curtj said:

I made an image to explain that I am saying the tool bar itself and not how to change document colors. There isn't a way to do this in Preferences. I'm sick of the blue color, it's a matter of taste. 

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Go to Apple menu > System Preferences > General and change your system highlight color. Affinity respects the color you set there.


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I see, it's a global Apple setting and not an in Applicaton setting. That's kind of a shame, I'd like to have the Suite of Photo, Designer, and Publisher with the same colors I choose. I just checked Finder and it's gray, or grey, depending on your area of the world. No wonder that's hard to see clearly; light gray background behind the thumbnails, dark gray on the sidecar backgound, and medium gray for the selection bar, and a not so white white. I'll experiment with in setting, and thank you!

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Same here … same in Publisher, right?

It's necessary to be able to change selection colors for every single layer.

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In macOS you may choose the highlight color in System Preferences > General > ...:

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Thx thomaso ... but this ist not what I meant – this is a kind of workaround. I don't want to change selection colors OS-wide. I want to set colors individually depending on document contents.

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44 minutes ago, buschbrand said:

Thx thomaso ... but this ist not what I meant – this is a kind of workaround. I don't want to change selection colors OS-wide. I want to set colors individually depending on document contents.

You cant do that 

but you can have colour coded tags on the layers (& Layer layers) to help to identify your document's content

Just right-click a layer and select a colour

 

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Thx carl123, it's not a matter of idendification. It's about contrast. I wish I could make the curves visible …

 

 

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3 hours ago, buschbrand said:

I wish I could make the curves visible …

Ah, yes, a UI preview mode "curves only" would be helpful in AfPub, too.

Two Workarounds:

1. Since the visibility of these UI curves does depend on the object fill color you would have to toggle different UI curve colors for different fill colors. So, as a compromise, why not toggling temporarily the fill visibility, either its color or layer/group opacity or blend mode?

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2. If you have AfDesigner besides AfPublisher then you can switch to the "Designer Persona" and activate "Outline Mode" (Cmd-Y). Then all content appears in black contours with no fill, regardless whether an object got converted to curves. Back in Publisher Persona the outline mode remains active until you toggle it again as Designer Persona.

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@buschbrand

i'm not shure if this is what you want, but:

you can create a new layer and right click on the new layer in the layers panel and than properties.

here you can give the layer a color and all items on that layer will have the boundingboxes in that color.


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@dutchshader THAT ist exactly what I was searching for. I tried this before, but just with exisiting layers …

Why does this work only für new layers?

Thx so much!

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9 minutes ago, buschbrand said:

And in general: Excuse my poor English … it's difficult to discribe things in a foreign language.

No problem, my english is as good as yours (or as bad) :)


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This only works on layer layers, not on object layers


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Unfortunately this layer property color, used on a master page, seems to get lost on document pages: there it gets reset to default Blue.
And, indeed, unfortunately object layers do not have that property option at all.

Colorful side effect and feature for a moment:
When I apply such a layer property color then immediately it gets applied to ALL pages – until I activate any object or different page.

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