I just downloaded the new SketchUp 2018 Pro and cannot change the black background color using Style editor. I have selected different templates and I still get the black background. I have imported 3D designs from the 3D Warehouse and they don’t display since the background and object are black. The computer passes all compatibility tests. I have compared the SketchUp 2017 Pro settings to the ones in SketchUp 2018 Pro and they are a match.
I have even uninstalled and reinstalled the different downloads of SketchUp 2018 Pro without success.
Did you install SketchUp the right way? Meaning: Right-clicked on the downloaded installation file and choose : Run as administrator. If not or not certain, do it now and you will be prompted to ‘repair’. Choose ‘repair’
Black background = a graphics card/driver issue. Follow @bmswarts advice, as you have a laptop with both Intel integrated graphics and a NVidia graphics card. Each version of SU is a separate installation, and you have to tell your computer which graphics option you want.
It also may be time to update your graphics driver too.