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This seems like it should be simple, but I've googled and gooled and still can't find an answer.

How can I change the System font color on Mac OS X 10.6.7?

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Why in the name of all that is good would you want to do this? –  Mark Szymanski Mar 26 '11 at 16:55
    
@Mark Why not? Some people may want to use a different color. –  Martín Marconcini Mar 26 '11 at 16:59
    
@MartínMarconcini: Why? Is there some reason they'd want a different color? It seems strange as to why anyone would want to do this, as just about any other color would be less readable than the default. –  Mark Szymanski Mar 26 '11 at 17:02
    
It's a reasonable question- in this case, my menu bar has a dark theme, so I want to change the color of the text in it. –  Archio Mar 26 '11 at 22:24
    
@Mark It's really not your prerogative to make such a judgment. While I agree that there is seemingly no reason to change the system font color, the person didn't ask for your opinion on whether or not he should. –  LucasTizma Mar 27 '11 at 1:15

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Apple removed official support for "skinning" Mac OS X aeons ago. The only changes that you can make easily involve installing new icon sets.

There is no way to do this short of hacking binary files.

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Try TinkerTool, it might be something that can change the setting you want.

http://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerTool.html

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TinkerTool lets you set default fonts and font smoothing options, but not change colours. –  ghoppe Mar 26 '11 at 21:02

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