Photoshop CS6: Preferences & Layer Style menu names Visibility with Windows Classic theme

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Hi! I really don't know where to place this topic: ideas or problems. In fact, now I think it's problem of Photoshop CS6.

Wish my problem to be clear to uderstand - see the image below.

When I start to try new Photoshop CS6 I found that color of names menu Preferences & Layer Style palletes is so bad visible, that it's really uncomfortable in work.

Ok, may be Preferences window I use only one time to make adjustment....but Layer Style pallete I need to use very often....

I don't know what is this: bug?...real problem?...or some kind of raw of Photoshop CS6?

Here is on the sreenshots I want to show there wasn't such problem with perception of the menu names in older versions of Photoshop - shown compare between CS3, CS5 & new CS6.

In fact: black font color of unactive menu item's name doesn't change it's view when menu item becomes active.

p.s. I'm sorry if topic was in discussion on this forum, but I couldn't find the same problem desription.

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Sam Banderos

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Really nobody has this problem?

Just tested it on notebook - situation is the same: blue bar of active Layer Style menu item with black font make the visual perception too bad.

I have an assumption - when you buy your monitor in shop, the most of them have preferences of Brihtness & Contrast set to maximum up to 100%. But when you work in polygraphy or printing industries you need to calibrate your monitors & make the Brihtness & Contrast set down. I think that actions with monitor settings did all designers who wants to see real results & who working professional. But I think it couldn't be the real reason - in fact there is no such problem in CS3, CS5

I still hope to get the answer - is that real problem of CS6...or it's only my computer's problem?
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Hiya Sam,

What OS are you running? I can't repro this on any of the four machines in my office. The shade of blue I see is much lighter and I can easily read the text. If you have more information, I might be able to help. Also, have you updated all your drivers and are you running with GPU on?

Thanks,
David
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It looks like vista or windows 7 using the Windows Classic theme.
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Gotcha. Yes, you are correct, Dan. I'll go ahead and log the issue. Meanwhile, Sam, you can remove the problem by changing your display theme to Windows 7 Basic.
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Yes, you're right!!

But...I used to adjust not only OS but all programms (also CS) I work in to fast working. I think you know that any "modern" effect takes a part of computer memory...& every additional programm running works slowly....that's the reason I try to adjust all systems to fast working...I don't really need that "fashion" effects & I'm not a glamour girl to show everybody "Hey! Look! I've got modern OS skin!" :)... Every time I try to set off any visual effect that could make slowly comfortable working in programms i need.... First of all I'm WORKING in OS, Photoshop etc.

I guess such complex product as Photoshop is to professional at fisrt time, and for housewifes at last.

And...I don't see any advantage of this "new" feature of menu color that dependents on OS color sheme. May be change it back? - white color of active item is good & contrast looking

p.s. By the way even CS5 didn't dependent on OS sheme.....
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You can move between the different darkness levels by clicking CNTRL or ALT/OPT + F1 (to darken) or CNTRL or ALT/OPT + F2 (to lighten).