Photoshop: Grid/grid subdivision colors not ideal on dark backdrop

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In the as per June 12 2019 up-to-date version of Photoshop CC, using a subdivided grid on a dark canvas is quite confusing.

As far as I can tell, the subdivision color is automatically set to be a brighter version of the defined grid color. Which looks fine on a white backdrop, for example, but really starts to confuse the eye on top of darker colors.
I work with tiling assets at a close zoom level a lot of the time, and once the edges of an individual tile or the canvas are out-of-sight, it especially becomes a conscious effort to focus on the right grid-line for orientation.

Please see the attached image for clarification.

My guess is, that using a the defined grid color but with less opacity for subdivisions may do a better job.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Why not simply change the grid color to something less similar to your background color?
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This is just an example. The use-case of a uniform background color on the same canvas is extremely uncommon, not to speak of different projects/files.