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Workspace/interface turned white, it will not change back to grey in preferences interface panel.

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Sep 19, 2015

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In Illustrator (most recent up to date version), I did a shortcut and accidentally turned my workspace to white.  I went to preferences ->user interface ->brightness and changed the color.  It changes the interface except for the workspace color, it remains white. However; if I open a new document it does change to the appropriate color.  I just don't want to copy and paste all my work to a new document.  This happened at work on a PC. When I brought the file home I opened it on a IMAC with the same issue. 

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Workspace/interface turned white, it will not change back to grey in preferences interface panel.

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Sep 19, 2015

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In Illustrator (most recent up to date version), I did a shortcut and accidentally turned my workspace to white.  I went to preferences ->user interface ->brightness and changed the color.  It changes the interface except for the workspace color, it remains white. However; if I open a new document it does change to the appropriate color.  I just don't want to copy and paste all my work to a new document.  This happened at work on a PC. When I brought the file home I opened it on a IMAC with the same issue. 

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Try the toggle for Overview Preview which is Cmd-Opt-Shift-Y. Here are two views one with it on and one with it off.

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Sep 20, 2015

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I tried all preview modes with no success, stays white.  I think I'll just copy work into new document.   Really strange.

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Thank you! Turning off the overprint preview worked for me. 

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Nov 02, 2015

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same happened to me just now. it is not the user interface setting, because that is still set to grey. i dont understand this!? would love to know the reason.

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I just had this problem and I was able to solve it by toggling hide artboards with command + shift + H.

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Worked = Ctrl+Shift+H

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You saved me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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thnx! but why is that? is there a way to change it mannually or is it a programming error?

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Problem solved guys!

Go to View > Pixel Preview > work space goes to normal

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yea it did work...thanks a lot 

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