How to Change User Interface / GUI From Black – White Adobe Indesign CC

How to Change User Interface / GUI From Black – White Adobe Indesign CC

Adobe recently changed the user interface GUI in Adobe Indesign CC and Adobe Illustrator CC from a default white to a default black. For me this was a massive visual change. Here’s how to change the user interface using Indesign’s menus to get back to business as usual. It works the same  for Illustrator once you know what to look for!

Step 1: Launch App

  • Launch the Adobe Indesign CC application

Step 2: Select Preferences

  • Go to the InDesign or Illustrator name in the menu bar, select preferences in the menu & then interface from the drop down menu & click

How to change Adobe Indesign Illustrator From Black to White
First step: Goto Indesign logo, select preferences & then interface & click
Second step: Go to Indesign logo, select preferences & then interface & click

Step 3: Choose Theme

  • A menu preference box for Adobe InDesign CC will appear.
  • Select the interface button on the left hand side [2nd item in picture]
  • Look right to see the heading Appearance
  • The GUI for Adobe Indesign CC in the menu is defaulted at Color Theme: Medium Dark
  • Click the Color Theme to bring down the menu.
How to change the user interface from black to white Adobe InDesign CC
Select Interface [2nd item down on the left] & the right panel shows the present colour scheme.
Select Interface [2nd item down on the left] & the right panel shows the present colour scheme.

Step 4: Customise & Finish

  • Select ‘LIGHT’ to return it back to the old style default grey/white Adobe InDesign GUI in the new Adobe InDesign CC you know and love.
  • You’re done. Read the next step for customisation.

Change adobe cc interface gui from black to white

Step 5: Further Customisation

  • On the right hand side, next to the drop down color scheme in the interface menu, notice the percentage field.
  • Selecting this menu item will bring down a sliding bar. You may then only make the colour scheme GUI / interface in Adobe CC InDesign darker shades.
  • Using the slider chooses a new theme name.
  • Adjust to your taste.
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Make the Interface in Adobe CC lighter or darker shades of grey
Using the slider next to theme you may make the interface lighter or darker.
Using the slider next to theme you may make the interface lighter or darker.

 

2 Replies to “How to Change User Interface / GUI From Black – White Adobe Indesign CC”

  1. The “appearance” section is missing from my interface preferences… everything else is there. Is there a way to restore or add it?

    1. This is for version CC of PhotoShop. If you have not got it, I would ask you to look on a friend’s PC/Mac to see if your installation is correct, or if you’ve been using a pirated copy.

      Try this

      1. Click Indesign tab (far left)
      2. Up pops menu. Choose second menu tab on the left headed ‘interface’
      3. On appearance: Top Selection, click on drop down tab. Choose light.
      4. Press Okay (furthest bottom right)

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