Bug: AE and AME Tool Panel UI color after update 17.5 (Win10)
After updating AE (and AME) to 17.5 (on 10/20) for Windows 10, the tab area on the Tools panel is white at startup. References attached.
Turning the Tools panel on/off (Ctrl+1) or un-docking and re-docking the Tools panel will revert the tab area back to the intended color.
On the subject of bright white UI elements, bright white is extremely abrasive and distracting, especially for users working in AE day-to-day for 8+ hrs.
Please, please, adjust the AE UI on Windows 10 so that the Menu for AE, AME, and PR respect Darker brightness settings for appearance, or, adopt the menu UI style used across PS, AI, ID, etc.
Thank you for filing this bug. We can confirm that this issue occurs. It has been fixed in the Beta builds of After Effects (17.5.1) and Adobe Media Encoder (14.5.1), and will be rolled into the public builds when those versions are released from beta. You can verify the fix now by installing After Effects Beta and Adobe Media Encoder Beta from the Creative Cloud desktop app.