OK... Using it again tonight with Transparency reduced and increased contrast on. This makes it much better. There are still some oddities but I can actually put up with this. Maybe. In other words: once I turned off a couple of the main design elements, it is better. That doesn't say much for the design. Also turned the selector on for buttons, etc to Grey, not Blue. The red, yellow and green dots at the top left of windows was driving me mad.
7/31/14 at 7:16am