I am close to scratching out my eyeballs trying to work with Motion 5.5 on a Retina iMac.
Reading @ace Adam’s analysis of Dark Mode from May 2019 The Dark Side of Dark Mode reveals that some folks absolutely find working in white-on-black a necessity. Most of us find it slows us down and/or is intolerable.
The problem, from my perspective, is that Dark may be indeed a Mode on Apple systems since Mojave, but it is implemented with a vengeance in Apple’s pro apps, and preceded the creep of Dark Mode into the general System.
The screen shot is from Motion, and shows a blank animation timeline. See that big blank area to the right of the parameters? That’s the timeline, complete with grids and divisions. They are single-pixel marks in almost-black (I’d guess greater than 95% of black) superimposed on a jet-black background.
How is an actual person supposed to work with something like this? It’s not even a discovery-style interface where elements reveal themselves when moused over or context demands it. It’s just plain invisible.
I resorted to reporting it to Apple as a bug. If your interface seems to have disappeared, that couldn’t possibly have been the intended function, could it?
I’d love to know if there is anything I can do to mitigate the effects of this problematic interface, or your comments in general.