Revert the icons to the multi-colored versions!
This is an Adobe CC wide issue but AE is where I notice it the most.
Please revert the icons to the multi-colored versions! It makes no sense to make them the same color when the "themes" break down beyond video and photo use. I used the colors to quickly locate the software I needed to open, now I have a taskbar full of purple and have to squint to tell which letters I am clicking on.
It seems like a very poor design choice that was likely made by the boardroom, not the creative team, and I beg you to change the icons back - or at least give US the option to have the multiple colors instead of mono-purple, which I'll add looks horrendous on a dark theme display.
Kit Farman commented
Installed 2022 and immediately clicked the wrong program.
Lisa Nault commented
It has been a while since they all shared the same color and it is still a bit inconvenient especially when I am looking at multiple project files of different kinds and I have to take extra time to go through to make sure I am clicking the file I am looking for.
たける 中林 commented
Usually I keep several versions of same app in one pc. But usually the icons of each versions are came with same design. It would be nice if the icons show the version number on it.
Mark Cairns commented
Simple to evolve this Adobe and meet you half-way here.
For video KEEP the Purple Square, but alter the colours of the INTERNAL LETTERS to -- white / pure yellow / light Yellow / Bee Yellow / light purple
Armando Vidaurri commented
Hi, sorry. I marked this suggestion as inappropriate by mistake with my finger.. Here’s a suggestion: make it a two-clicks action to mark suggestions as inappropriate
the dudes commented
I welcome the choice. Violet = Videoproduction suite. Ez.
the dudes commented
You got bigger problems if you're triggered by this.
Bethany Chamberlain commented
Yes! Like Instagram lets you choose which colour/theme icon. I chose the funkiest one and now getting mixed up with messenger and Instagram because the colours are the same so goes to show how important colours are for our information processing!
Brian Leonard commented
WTF Adobe? Let me help your stupidity in design sense. Make all the program icons the same letters too.
Premiere Pro= Pr
After Effects= Pr
There!!! Now it makes sense.... You dumb ********.
Hollow Earth commented
Totally agree! Why are Ae, Pr, Au and Me all the same colours - completely stupid interface design.
Alan Trebeschi commented
So true... the colours now are the same for all the app... When I try to switch from an app to the other it's so confusing
Jeff Young commented
With the type the same color, the icons [Ae] [Me] [Au] look very similar on the black Windows 10 taskbar.
Chris Knight commented
This isn't specific to After Effects, but all of the new purple icons in CC. I have students that rely on visual recognition to identify the various applications in the dock (and since the machines are locked, this can't be modified). Now that Adobe has decided to make every application icon look identical in the latest CC2020 update, I'm going to have spend time I could be using to teach the application, to showing them how to differentiate between all of the CC applications. This is idiotic, so please change it.