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Illustrator has a less known feature to hide artboard and background. I accidentally activated this with some keyboard shortcut. How do I go back to the normal view?

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You turned on the "Transparent Grid". You can go to ViewHide Transparency Grid or hit Command/Ctrl+Shift+D.

  • instead of a transparent view in my case everything beneath my content is white only!? I don't have any borders for my Artboards... Apr 8, 2016 at 11:44

If everything goes white and you want to see the defined artboards, hit Command/Ctrl+Shift+H.

  • 1
    Dartboards? Do you mean artboards perhaps?
    – user9447
    May 6, 2016 at 20:26
  • You mean Darthboards?
    – Culme
    Oct 5, 2016 at 11:33
  • I edited this so if somebody could clean up these comments?
    – Lucian
    May 13, 2018 at 8:38
  • @Culme You mean Darth's bored?
    – brandito
    May 15, 2018 at 5:21

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