Balsamiq Community Discussion

Sticky note font colour

In the latest release, the font colour in sticky notes is less distinct. We seem to have a washed out grey colour now, which is not as clear as solid black on a coloured background. It’s even worse when setting the background colour to red (this used to change the font to white, which stood out nicely. Now it remains mid-grey and I can hardly read the text)
Please either test the font colour for each note colour and optimise it, or allow the user to select their own font colour. Thanks!

Hey @Chris_Gatland, I’m really sorry about that.

The text not changing automatically is a bug and we will get that fixed ASAP.

The last thing we wanted to do was make things more difficult for folks. We are continuing to discuss the color changes, and what tweaks we can make to them. In the interim, if it is easier for you, you can grab 3.1.9 from our archives here:

I’m can’t apologize enough for any hassle this is causing you, Chris. We will get it fixed!

Hi again @Chris_Gatland

We have a beta build with a tweak to the color. When you get a moment, give it a spin :smile:

No worries - I can wait for the official release.

Hey @Chris_Gatland,

We just released our latest official version (3.2.3) including the fix. Thanks again for the report!

You can get the new version (3.2.3) here:

And the complete release notes are here:

Thanks @Virgin - just installed it.

There’s something weird going on though - when I launched, it opened a couple of projects which I’ve not touched in several weeks. My recent projects list was empty. I closed those projects and when I hit Project -> Open, the windows explorer view had none of my recent items or favourites. So, instead I launched my project directly from Windows Explorer, and that worked. But, now Project -> Open is unresponsive, and so is Ctrl+ O. Strange!

I can still open more projects via Windows Explorer, so it’s not a showstopper for getting work done.

Sorry for the snag @Chris_Gatland!

Have you tried to reboot your system by any chance? If you’re still seeing the issue after that, please shoot us an email at, and we will dig into it. We definitely want to get it fixed!