We're working on a fix for this and should be releasing it within the next few days.
We've improved the ability to tell whether an item is in read only mode by:
- Improving the visibility of the read only notification that sits at the top of the content.
- Adding a lock icon next to the workflow status with a tooltip that says "Read only" when hovered – essentially what you already see in the workflow dropdown.
We've also increased the opacity of the fields, so they should be fully readable once more.