Photoshop: How do I change a color in the inner canvas/picture background back to transparent (PS5.5)

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I have somehow and accidentally changed the "background color" of my photos - I don't mean the workspace around the photos, it's the canvas INSIDE the photo frame. It used to be transparent, but now there is a yellowish/beige tint inside the photo frame. I see this yellow color in the grid when I create a "New" photo and when I open existing photos. It looks for all the world like a yellow/beige filter. It doesn't actually change the photos themselves - when I use them in other programs the colors are normal - it's just their appearance in Photoshop that's wrong.

How do I change this back to default (transparent)?

I have an ancient version of Photoshop - version 5.5.

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Sounds like bad color set up or a bad color profile. Have you tried restoring your prefs? https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-trouble-shooting-steps.html#prefs