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Anyone else experiencing your entire workspace window fading or dimming unpredictably after almost any action? Only the current window is affected; no other open VW documents and no other apps are affected. The toolbar remains bright. The dimming persists even when switching between windows. Clicking on an object restores full brightness. Affects linework (and lines-only files) as well as images.

Attached are samples at full brightness (normal); a partial dimming state; a fully dim state; and an "inbetween" state where a new line is bright but the rest is partially dimmed. Any help or leads would be appreciated!





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If you go to VW Preferences>Interactive>Highlighting and uncheck animation or burst that might cure your problem

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Thanks, @M.CH. I have already disabled animation etc.; the only interactive preference that I have enabled is "Show acquisition hints".

I have noticed the gray-out happens predictably when I move the cursor off of the workspace window, i.e. onto a palette or the toolbar or outside the application.

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Hooray! A fix! (I think.) Kudos to Jim of VW Tech Support.

In VectorWorks, select Tools>Options>VectorWorks Preferences?

Select 'Interactive' tab

In 'Highlighting' column, select (check) 'Selection highlighting'

From 'Animation' menu, select 'Off'

If you wish selected objects to be highlighted (by default, orange) when you select them:

In 'Highlighting' column, leave 'Selection highlighting' checked

Click 'OK' button

If you do not wish selected objects to be highlighted,

In 'Highlighting' column, deselect (uncheck) 'Selection highlighting'

Click 'OK' button

I was working with highlighting deselected, but animation was set to 'Burst' - apparently this was telling Mac OS to dim when cursor moved away from selected object, even when highlighting is turned off. With animation set to 'Off', there's no dimming.

Will report if there are corollaries to this fix, otherwise thanks Jim!

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