Desktop Preview: Change Default Background Color
The default background color should be a mid-tone gray and not black. It is against a midtone gray that color can be most accurately assessed. Of course the preferences should remain that one can change it but default black makes little sense for a designer or artist for whom color needs to be accurate.
Angry Designer commented
Actually, it should be the body color, no? That is if I'm doing a website. So... it should be whatever we set it to be per project.
Jerimy Brown commented
I need this too... I am often creating interfaces with light and dark themes these days, and when viewing my prototype and switching to the dark theme the background color being so light is quite jarring.
Bhojendra Rauniyar commented
No. It should be transparent background instead!
Presentation Mode in View Setting when sharing a prototype needs a customizable background colour. Please add this.
Yes, this needs to be customizable to either mid-tone grey, white, or black. If my artboard background is black, I cannot see the boundaries of the artboard in "Desktop Preview" if I expand the preview window.
G T commented
please color picker for preview background :/
Curtis G commented
Invision has this really simple feature. On mobile when we send a share/review link and want to view in browser full screen the white screen on our app looks just like the background and it's horrible. Would be great to be able to set that value in XD and choose Black, White, or possibly a custom value is good too like Invision. See my attached mobile login demo, you can't even tell it's a mobile app demo.
However for desktop I could see wanting the background to be the same color as the file so if it was a setting in XD on each file that would be awesome!
Guillermo Sierra commented
Full screen mode bg can not be changed? Based on other similar posts on the forums, this issue has been going on for more than 2 years. Adobe developers, is it really so hard to change something that is so basic? Other than that Adobe XD works really good.
Lizzie Ayton commented
I love the preview but whilst working on a black background website it doesn't work as I can't see the window. The same applies for a website I recently completed the prototype background was the same colour as the website.
It would be great to have some options for colour or allow hex codes.
Mark Shorter commented
This is in reference to the in-browser and in full-screen mode. I just ran up against this too... please change this to either black or white or provide a custom bg color we can set. Really though, I want people to focus on just my prototype during review or testing, and white is perfect for that, unless of course its for a TV interface.
Ben Drechsel commented
I'm sure this is in reference to the in-browser full-screen view mode as well. I get a consistently negative reaction from clients on that point.
Hi Cindy, just to clarify -- are you talking about the background of the Preview window, in cases where the preview window size doesn't match the artboard size?