Can I change the outside area colour of my canvas?

I am using Illustrator CS5 and the grey background around the outside of my canvas/page I used to have and loved has gone white. I do not know why. I can not change the colour in preferences-user interface, as this was introduced in CS6. I have tried ticking and unticking the overprint preview and this makes no difference. Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you.


View > Overprint Preview

Turn that off if you want to see the tinted pasteboard around artboards.

It could also be Hide Artboards as @TimesWasting suggests

Source : Link , Question Author : Jo Berry , Answer Author : Scott

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