I am trying to change the background color to a dark grey. When I do , all object that are "white/black" automatically change to black. This includes the cursor and text boundaries etc. I can change my lines and objects to lt grey to compensate but can't see how to change program objects. I'm trying to cut the contrast in my drawing area. The monitor contrast is too global.
Set you background color to what you like and then adjust your color palette's colors to meet your needs/preferences under Tools, Color Palette. Make sure to save your changes before closing the Color Palette. You might also want to save as a New Color Palette until you get things dialed in.