I know the artboard in Illustrator is transparent by default, but it's shown as white. Or a different color, if you set it up to simulate colored paper.
However, I'm not sure if it's possible to set it up as a transparency grid.
I know I can activate the transparency grid by hitting
CTRL+SHIFT+D, but my issue with that is that about 80% of my screen will then be filled up with a transparency grid: Which kind of hurts my eyes.
I'd like to be able to limit it to just my artboard, similar to how Photoshop allows you to view a transparent artboard.
So only have the transparency grid appear in the confines of that square you see in the picture above.