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    I still use black for MS and Layouts, just seems to be the easiest on my eyes. I have tried the other colors and couldn't find one I liked.
    I have different color cursors depending on MS or Layouts to help me remember where I am.
    I use a cursor size of 4, with a toggle to go 100% for the times I want it to extend across the screen
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkent View Post
    I still use black for MS and Layouts, just seems to be the easiest on my eyes. I have tried the other colors and couldn't find one I liked.
    I have different color cursors depending on MS or Layouts to help me remember where I am.
    I use a cursor size of 4, with a toggle to go 100% for the times I want it to extend across the screen
    Started using AutoCAD in 1989.
    I use red for my curser, easy on the eyes, especially with a black back ground
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    the new preview reminds me of the original tron by the way lol.
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    Well, I'm a creature of habit - Black for Model space white for Paper/ Layout space (with the Display Plot Styles turned on) so I can see what going to plot. Then for Block editing, it's grey so that I actually determine the different 'spaces' I'm working in.

    As I say, creature of habit and I still find the best way for 95% of my work is Command Aliases rather than trawling through reams of menus to get to a command - give me 104 Keys any day... By the way, Congrats goes to Autodesk for the way they've enhanced the use of Aliases with the listing of the available commands according to what I've typed in. Even more reason for you to try out Aliases these days - you can learn a lot about AutoCAD's little hidden treasures...
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    Black for model space and white for paper space. Its how its always been and always will be.

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    I have a white background and draw everything in yellow.



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    I go with a red cross hair
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    Did anyone else notice that in 2012 if your background is black and you select black for the crosshairs it leaves them white.............

    used to be a fun game to play on people.....

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    I use black in model and a very dark purple (near black) in layout so I can differentiat between the two. Staring at a light/white color background is a quick way to a bad headache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandiegophil View Post
    Did anyone else notice that in 2012 if your background is black and you select black for the crosshairs it leaves them white.............

    used to be a fun game to play on people.....
    I guess not lol
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