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In the last 4 months I've had some eye damage and I'm now blind in my left eye. My right eye is not focussing as well as it should and these days I find the UI on the Audition interface is difficult to use - grey text on dark grey background is difficult for me to start with, but the font size is far too small and i have to use a hand-held magnifier and get my face about 5cm from my high res screen to read filenames and times, panel headings, preferences options, etc or I start making mistakes.
Almost every other software on earth that's of any merit allows users to edit the UI parameters to suit their needs, except I can't find how I can do this with Audition. (I'm using the latest version, Build 220.127.116.11) This is also part of the anti-discrimination law in many occupations here in Australia. As my initial change I'd like to change the font colour to white instead of grey and increase the font size in the menus, window headings, time measurements, etc Changes to these parts are not provided for in the preferences. For example, several times a week I have to edit radio programs to 58'45" and since I can't read the times in the top of the multi-channel window it's sometimes a guess as to whether I'm even close to time. As I'm sure you realise in radio, half a second of dead air is apparent to listeners and is a mark of amateurish production (i.e. ME!!).
When I asked a similar question some months ago I was told that there's no way to change these things in Audition. I was shocked because Adobe has so many preferences in all its other software, I couldn't think how it could have escaped the notice of the developers of Audition. There are workspace templates in the Audition preferences where you can tinker with the colours but they seem to be almost identical, and certainly all are grey upon grey as the main colours. And the font sizes are barely above 2pt to my eye.
This could have serious consequences for me and my career if i keep making as many errors with my podcast abd broadcast editing as I do now.
So here's my question: Is it really true that users can't work with the workspace parameters to improve the readability in any meaningful way? How can i make Audition usable for me?
Yes, it is really true. You can only change whatever you can find in the Appearance tab in Preferences - nothing at all has altered about this. My suggestion is that you enter this as a request here. And make it very clear why you are requesting this - in other words tell them that it's not a 'cosmetic' request. Put a link to this thread in there as well if you like.
Thank you SteveG. I have taken your advice and sent a feature request. I obviously havent seen the source code for Audition but I have seen a couple of ways they could provide what I'm asking for, if my suspicions as to what's underlying the UI are right.
Ill let you know what (if anything) comes of it.
Windsor, NSW, Australia