Given that the Star Trek franchise takes places within the Milky Way, and in particular near the galactic plane, I would expect that the view out the windows would show the Milky Way similar to the way it's seen from Earth: a dense band of stars that form a milky river across the sky.
Yet we never see anything like this in Star Trek, even when they are in deep space far from nearby stars that might produce enough light to wash them out.
Is there an explanation for this? Is it filtered out by the computer to make looking at nearby objects easier? Is there no in-universe reason for this and it's just a production oversight? Curious for any insights.