I'm trying to use eagle to do a PCB but hec I can't even find how to place a component..... whats the mystery about ?
the use of Eagle is somewhat convluted and steep learning curve.
Have yet to see what EAGLE can do vers EXPRESSPCB??
Try it! You'll like it! No way to change!
I think that's something eagle switched to in version 5.x, alpha blending instead of solid layers, giving you the xray effect of being able to see through the layers a little bit. There was / is a way to turn it off and go back to the old method of solid layers, which will give you "brighter" colors. Of course, you could switch your background to white which brightens things ago.