Photoshop: How do I change the brightness/shade/color of the user interface (UI) in CS6?

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I hate the Dark UI. I'm sure others love it.

Please integrate an option to change between the two UI's in the preferences. (preferably before the launch of 6--gotta be not that hard to have two options only).

Staring at that "feature" makes my graphic design training flare up. Traditional typography says that type is easiest read with black on white background. Even worse it looks like gray on black, which is even worse to my typography training.

I'm sure others will love it. Thus a switch.

Besides, there are old people out there...
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Please download the Photoshop CS6 public beta and give it a try.

The preferences allow for 4 different UI brightnesses, and there are even shortcut keys to switch among them.
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Thanks. The feature list should say "options to change the UI colors" instead of "Dark UI"... but that's more of a marketing thing.

I just got it loaded, and I was wondering if there is a way to get rid of the background on the window. I really dislike it. I liked the clear background for picking up colors easily. (Behind the toolbar, etc--i.e. the thing I bragged about to my PC owner friends that I had as a mac user and they didn't.)

Yes, I do get that the file window can move beyond that singular window, but I still dislike it immensely.

I didn't see it in the preferences pane at all.
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Window -> Application Frame