You can't change it. Tis' hard coded.
I personally like the new UI. The less bling the better for me.
Till 2005 or 2006 I am not sure you could change the property manager color
and even have skins. That was a very nice option but they discontinued this.
There have been more settings suddenly dissappeared like in family of parts
"use last saved configuration" and in large assembly mode you could set
dynamic highlight on or of till SW2005 .
The "use last saved configuration" could save thousands of mouseclicks a
day when doing large assemblies with a lot of standard parts.
In large assembly mode dynamic highlighting does not work anymore after SW2005
and this causes many missclicks. So after SW2005 the number of mouseclicks
and missclicks have increased dramatically for us. I don't understand the
Solidworks usability common sense.
I still don't understand why anybody would like a user setting to be discontinued.
I asked about it and they told me to submit an enhancerequest for all of
the 3 discontinued user settings. This doesn't make sense, these are just
serious regressions that they never fixed.
These were all very important setting that make things easier, it still puzzles
me why they discontinue user settings.
I just do not believe that users have submitted enhancerequests to delete these settings.
I hope the new age of "3D experience" will bring back some common sense again.
Thanks for the replies, guys. Guess I'll just have to endure the same bland architecture as my office.
I'm with you Justin. I'm a long time SW user and the first thing I said when looking at 2014 was Win 95 as well. I don't like it either personally and my property manager text seem to become easily unreadable (way to large to fit the space).
Hoping 2015 changes this.
Out of interest, what would you want to change it to / what elements would you change?
A white background causes more fatigue for your eyes
which is the only possible option in SW2013/2014.
Especially with modern LED screens white is more
intens and many screens still have PWM flicker causing
even more fatigue. The whiter the background the more fatigue.
I prefer a grey or light blue background color for the
feature manager trees, menus and property managers.
This was possible in SW2005.
Solidworks should take over the Windows OS background
setting or allow to adjust it like it was 10 years ago.
There has been a reason to allow different background
color settings 10 years ago and today even more with
the intense white flickering led's causing eyestrain and
headaches for some people.
Pretty much as mentioned, I'd just like to be able to darken it up and sharpen the contrast of the menu's and buttons to make it easier to stare at for 8+ hours. I've settled for a 'quick fix' of just lightening up the viewport background and using a lighter shade of gray for models, then darkening the monitor.
I just installed 2014 and would like to see the UI a bit smoother, everything seems so harsh to look at now. I would like to be able to have rounded buttons and gradient background colors.
What I don't like is the darker background in the title boxes. SW2013 dark text with slightly lighter grey was much easier for me to read.