PHOTOSHOP 14.2 - Lost my standard gray background color!

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The background for my photos when open is no longer gray. Somehow it changed to a color (green). When I hit the F key it goes back to gray but still defaults in green. How do I get it back to the normal gray. Have tried resetting the default.
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Which application are you using?
Which background color do you mean? (background in the image, window background, UI background, etc.)
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It's Version 14.2

The background is the window not the photo itself. It's what the photo is framed by. It happened when I was doing an online tutorial with Lynda and the instructor was trying to show how to change that background which I believe he called "interface". After it happened I couldn't undo it.
Thanks for your help.
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Right click on the area outside the document, select "Default".
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I've tried and don't see that option coming up. I've tried Window, Workspace and Default Essentials and nothing changes.
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Right click in the area outside your document, not in the panels/palettes, and not in the main menus.

The panels and palettes are only changeable to various shades of gray in the Photoshop preferences.
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Right click on the area outside the document, and select "Default".

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I completely understand and can see what you're suggesting (which the tutorial did too) but clicking outside the document - and not in any of the panels - does not bring the box you have. Something must be corrupted.
Any other suggestions??
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If you right click where I show, then that menu will pop up in Photoshop 14 and later. In Photoshop 12 and 13, it will show a simpler menu, but Gray is the first item in the menu.
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I'm having pretty much the same issue - but no matter what color I select from the options.. white still remains (which is a problem because I cannot see the artboard boundaries. ) I truly can't stand having the grid on all the time.

Any ideas?
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Please see the existing topics about artboard color issues. This topic was about the older Photoshop 14.2, not your 16.0.
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Doh! Found the solution:

Preferences -> Performance -> Graphics Processor Settings -> Advanced Settings... Change drawing mode to 'Normal'

The "Basic" settings is not allowing color changes.