Balsamiq Community Discussion

Default datagrid font color in Mockups 3.2.2

I want to thank the Balsamiq team for continuing to improve Mockups 3. While 3.2.2 fixes some problems I’ve been having (small buttons with icons, data corruption on network drives), I now have a new problem.

I have hundreds of mockups with tables (aka datagrids). The default font color in 3.2.2 is now #555555 (medium gray). After installing 3.2.2, all of my tables became hard to read because the text is too light. I’m looking for an easy way to change the default font color for tables back to #000000 (black), such as with a Project preference. In the long run, I would prefer to be able change the font color for given table.

Unfortunately, I may have to revert back to 3.1.7 due to this issue. We’ll see how it goes.

Hi, @ctoryu. Sorry about the color issue with the table control. We tightened up the colors in the wireframe skin as well as adding a full color picker to the datagrid. It may be that the grays in the previous limited color picker are what’s showing little contrast.

I’m sorry that we put you in that state. In future projects the experience should be better because you have a full color picker at your disposal in the datagrid control. We’d be willing to fix all of the datagrids in your project if that’ll help. You can email us at

Hey again @ctoryu

We have a beta build of Mockups available that has tweaks to the font color. When you get a moment, take it for a spin :smile:

Being able to set defaults for text and icon color would be great! I’m constantly having to re-set the default color when I create a new icon. And I don’t relish having to go into each data grid and use {color:black} tags to make the text black.

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Hi Brendan,

The beta build is great! The font color tweaks make all my tables much easier to read. Thank you.

I really appreciate having the beta build so quickly. Version 3.2.2 seems to resolve the corruption issues I’ve been having with SharePoint. I am glad I do not have to go back to 3.1.7. :blush:

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Hi all,

Good news! We just released our latest official version (3.2.3) including the color improvement! Thanks again @ctoryu for the report. :smile:

You can get the new version (3.2.3) here:

And the complete release notes are here: