Hi. The live word and character counts at the bottom of my editor pane are light blue and almost impossible to read. I’m not sure if it came that way, or if I accidentally changed it at some point, but I can’t for the life of me find where to change it now. I’m using Scrivener 2.5 on Mac OS 10.9.
I’m not sure about the intensity of them, could you post a screenshot of that? Just hit Shift-Cmd-4 and draw a rectangle around the footer bar, then attach that file (it will appear on the Desktop by default) to a response here.
As for how these can end up blue: you have a selection in your editor. When you select text, the footer bar will show you the statistics for your selection. Simply click anywhere to get rid of the selection and it will drop to black and count the full editor text again.
I didn’t realize I had a paragraph selected higher-up in my document, and I also didn’t realize the count color changed for a selection (I’m a new user). As you suggested, a simple click returned it to black. That said, the selection count color still seems too light to me, but it’s probably because I can’t read small text very well, and it’s worse with light colors. I’ve attached the requested snapshot. Thanks for the prompt reply!
P.S. I’d love a preference setting for this.
Okay nothing looks out of sorts with the screenshot. That’s the intensity of blue it should be (at least in terms of input/output working as expected). Perhaps you have a setting that is washing out the display contrast or something? There are some settings in Accessibility that can make a huge impact on this (or you might find something that makes the Mac easier on your eyes!). Additionally if you are running something like Flux that adjusts the whitepoint of the display, that could fade certain colours out.