The digital display of colors, and the accurate calibration thereof

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I-beam cursor color in Mavericks's terminal

After upgrading to Mavericks the I-beam cursor in the terminal became less visible (see screenshot, I am using the Pro profile with a dark background) Is there a way to change the cursor's color or ...
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Changing color profile for boot screen under Mavericks

JBX_6's solution here worked perfectly for Mountain Lion. My boot/login screen were just as white as my calibrated colour profile. Making this work is a must for me, since my machine came in with a ...
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Change Dock color on left/right site in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

New in OS X Mavericks, when using the famous dock on the left or right site: It has a white background now. It makes it hard to see the icons and the design is awful. Does anyone know how to change ...
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Did Mavericks change the Mac's color profiles?

I just updated to Mavericks and noticed that the Skype icon in my dock is a deeper blue than it was before, and it looks like there's more contrast in general. Did the new version of OS X modify the ...
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TextEdit - quickly switch between colors

I am using TextEdit, and I am frequently switching between red, blue and black for the text colour. Right now I have to move my mouse to the colour picker in the toolbar and select the desired colour. ...
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Is there a way to prevent iOS 7 from changing the colors of wallpaper images?

When I create a custom wallpaper image and assign it to the lock screen on iOS 7, the colors of the image are changed. Oddly, if I take a screen capture of the lock screen, the colors match those of ...
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Issue with LCD screen colors after Mac was dropped

I have gotten an issue with my Mac LCD display, after the Mac was dropped. 100% white colors become pink and 100% black colors become green. I don't want to get it fixed, because that would be very ...
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VIM in Terminal using Solarized Theme

I am trying to use the Solarized color scheme with VIM in Terminal on Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. However, the colors look washed out. They are lighter/paler than they should be. In MacVIM, the ...
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iCal iPhone change Exchange calendar color

First of all I want ask you how I can change my Exchange Calendar colors to a non-default color. If I click Calendars in iCal on my iPhone, I get a list of all Calendars. If I click on the blue/white ...
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How to have different colors in each Terminal window

Can I do this? OMG, I looked for hours, and every article I find tells me how to colorize the output of ls. Or colorize my prompt. I really really really don't want that. I want to colorize the ...
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How are colorschemes represented in OS X Terminal.app Settings Files?

I'm interested in moving color values I've created for OS X Terminal to applications on other platforms, such as Linux. I'm familiar with the usual methods of representing color values like RGB, HSB, ...
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Mac Office 2011 - Exporting a Color Palette

Just got into using Mac "full time" for work, and as I'm a bit of a nit-picker, I want to get things looking/behaving just so. Thanks to the help of the group, I've been able to get my Category list ...
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Outlook 2011 category colors - Windows Color Palette?

Does anybody know what are the RGB "equivalents" of the category colors that MS uses in the Windows version of Oulook 2010? Just starting to use a Mac "for real work" (vs tinkering with it as a ...
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Connecting HP ZR2440 screen via HDMI to MacBook Retina

I connected an external HP ZR2440 screen via HDMI to a MacBook Pro Retina. Especially text seems not as sharp as with other (window) laptops. I found the color profile settings and found the default ...
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The color grey eg,#f9f9f9 or other light color greys do not show on my mac book pro 2011

The color grey eg,#f9f9f9 or other light color greys do not show on my mac book pro 2011. I have turned off the automatic graphic switching, and have also tried switching graphics cards around ...
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Color Picker Magnifying Glass Not Working Correctly

When I want to choose a color on the desktop ( to fill color of shapes in documents for example), I know there is this color picker with a magnifying glass icon. If I click on the magnifying glass, my ...
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Install a new color profile on Mac OS 10.8

I have a IIYama screen that curerntly display garbages (very, very poor quality). On the IIYama website, I found drivers for my screen (ProLite B2409HDS), it contains the following files: ...
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Solarized theme for Terminal

I've installed the Solarized theme for Terminal.app and imported it. But my Terminal is all gray, I don't get color highlighting on anything. Not even running Python terminal generates any color. How ...
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Default chart colors Keynote showroom

I want to find out what are the default colors of a 3D bar chart in Showroom layout on keynote. When you add a new chart, you get this colors: But I was unable to find them in the colors palette.
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Editing a color profile after calibration

Is there a way to edit a color profile once you have finished calibrating the screen? I have a Dell S2340L, and after calibrating, I've noticed there is too much red in the greys. Am I able to ...
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Weird colors on secondary monitor

When I connect my macbook air (2012 early I think) to a DELL U24-something display through a DVI the colors on the display are really weired: it is like all the colors are really desaturated and ...
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Making and applying a custom design to a chart in Numbers

I'm making a column chart about certain dice rolls in the game Descent: Second Edition, and the problem I'm having is that there are multiple dice of the same color in the standard rolls. For example, ...
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Choosing hexadecimal web colours

How can I choose hexadecimal web colours (like #000000 and #fffff) to use in system and third party apps? (e.g. an image editor like GraphicConverter)
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Is the color problem with my Facetime camera on a new Macbook Air a hardware or software problem?

I've brought a Macbook Air few months ago. I didn't get to test its camera when I brought it. I'd gotten too busy with works and today was my first time running the application Facetime to test my ...
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Messed up color profiles in Mountain Lion

For some unknown reason, my color profiles are messed up in way that whenever an application (e.g. pixelmator, Preview, Xcode, etc.) tries loading Adobe RGB 1998 color profile (probably any other ...
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Color Calibrator auto-calibrates after every change

I want to calibrate my display using the built-in calibrator (Preferences > Displays > Colors > Calibrate). This worked great in the past, but since last week it behaves strangely. When I start a ...
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F.lux does not always work on resolution changes. Is there a way to check if the resolution changes?

I'm a happy user of f.lux, but sometimes when I plug in my external monitor on my macbook air it returns to full brightness. This also sometimes happens if I unplug my external monitor and switch to ...
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Assign shortcut for label in Finder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shortcuts to label files in Finder Is there a way to assign some shortcuts for setting the label colour of the selected item in Finder, like it is in Aperture for ...
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Why does my monitor changes colors when the graphics adapter changes?

Whenever my graphics adapter changes, whether intentionally or automatically, i notice the colors changing.They get definitely brighter, more blueish when on the high performance card. Is this ...
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Colored dots on iCloud calendar are too dim, any setting i need to change?

When I add an event to my iCloud calendar, all the colors but purple have been dimmed for some reason, is there a setting I need to change to get the colors to stand out like they used to?
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Is there an escape sequence that will change the background color in Terminal?

All of the approaches that I have seen for changing the background color in Terminal use applescript; is there an escape sequence? All of the hints that I've seen, like this one, use AppleScript. I ...
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Color profile switches with random application launch

My color profile seems to be switching when I launch random application. It seems to be doing it every time I open Illustrator or VirtualBox. If I go into the color Profile setting it's on the same ...
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Colorful make compilation output

When I used Ubuntu, I remember that the output of make/gcc/g++ had nice colors, which were particularly helpful when needing to quickly identify errors (they were red). Is there a way to enable ...
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Display contrast change when playing media

I have a weird issue with my MacBook Pro that I bought about 3 weeks ago. I noticed that when I start playing VLC player or even when opening up certain websites that the color saturation seems to ...
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How to make red distinguishable from grey in Terminal profile “Pro”

The default for Terminal.app profile Pro is a black background with ANSI colors. Since the background is black the preferred color setting for Vim is background=dark. In this combination red text ...
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Generic RGB Profile Color Picker Problem

I am using the Generic RGB profile instead of the Color LCD profile (in Display → Color Settings). But when the generic profile is active, my color picker picks darker colours. For example, if I ...
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Customizing iTerm. Creating a display profile with Pastel color

I was trying to follow the instructions given on the page http://kpumuk.info/mac-os-x/customizing-iterm-creating-a-display-profile-with-pastel-colors/ After running the final command when I reopen ...
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How to change the color profile of the OS X login screen?

I'm using a calibrated version of my monitors color profile. The monitor is calibrated inside of the OS X System Preferences on a Mac Pro. The standard color profile of my Samsung monitor ...
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Dell U2410 HDMI + OS X Lion very poor quality

Having plugged my MacBook Air (Mid-2012) into a Dell 24" 2410 monitor, the quality is terrible. For reference the same monitor plugged into a Dell XPS M1330 running Windows 7 via HDMI give nice ...
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Why is the “black” text on my Mac made up of so many different colors?

My Mac has this nifty "zoom" function that kicks in when I hold control and scroll in and out. If I zoom all the way in on black text on my screen, it is made up of many different colors. Why is ...
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Monitor not displaying color red. Is this the monitor or some setup I'm missing?

I've plugged the monitor into both an iMac 2006 and a MacBook 2008. Red shows up as black. I've set up the monitor in System Preferences and on the monitor itself. The color red simply shows as black. ...
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OS X Color matching on dual displays

I have an iMac and a second display - an LG 24" panel. Using any colour picker (eg Digital Color Meter) on exactly the same colour gives a different result depending on which screen I pick the colour ...
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ColorSync profiles are not appearing in color matching dialogs

I am trying to print a business card design, and the printers recommend using the 'Coated FOGRA39' ICC color matching profile. At first I thought I didn't have this profile, so I downloaded it for ...
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Inverted colors in Iphone

Recently the colors on my Iphone 3g have started looking inverted or negative, I havent dropped my phone or had it damaged, but I cant seem to make it go back to normal. i have also done some ...
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MacBook Pro Color Profile

I have a MacBookPro7,1 and the color profile for it is just horrible. All yellow and wrong looking. However, when the Mac is first booting, right before it gives control over to the login window, the ...
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Green color not so green on my mac?

First I've noticed it on my activity monitor: As you can see Free ram color is set to bright green. And in the activity monitor itself shows color somewhat between green and yellow. Now also as you ...
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How do I run VI with colors on Lion?

I'm looking to enable color syntax highlighting in vi. I just enabled colors in Terminal via here. Any ideas on how to enable this? NOTE: Usually on Linux when I open vi with vi file.txt and it opens ...
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How can I modify OSX GUI colors to be more readable for weakened vision

A bit of preface: I'm currently a Windows user but I'm looking into switching to Mac for work purposes. This of course means that I'd be staring at the UI of OSX for about 40 hours every week at least ...
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Strange colors in the application switcher (cmd+tab) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Weird display issue on OS X Lion when switching external monitor Recently my application switcher has broken. The colors looks very odd and it doesn't help to kill ...
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How to change Mac OS X iCal's calendar color for Microsoft Exchange server account?

I'm using iCal for managing my schedules in my company. And my company is using Microsoft Exchange server for schedules. When I added the company account to iCal, it set the calendar color as orange. ...