The digital display of colors, and the accurate calibration thereof

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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. ...
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Color profile for projector messed up after Lion upgrade

Yesterday I finally decided to upgrade to Lion from Snow Leopard on my 27" iMac (mid-2010 quad i7 model) and overall everything went fine, there is just one thing that bugs me. Prior to the upgrade ...
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Spotlight can't see renamed label in Lion

Spotlight has an operator, -label, that lets you search for files with a certain color label applied (e.g. Red, Green.) A dropdown auto-populates with label colors when you type the operator into a ...
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Motion 3 shapes not exporting

I am desiging a title slide animation for a client project. My background has been changed to white (255 across the board through command-j) for design purposes. I have created some simple shapes ...
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Is there a way to change the icon color in the Finder navigation bar?

I've been a happy mac user for a couple of years, because I'm visually impaired, and very glad that Apple built in very good accessibility tools into all their operating systems. But after installing ...
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How do I reset the Display cached data?

A week ago I noticed a weird Lion symptom, and posted a vague description of one this problem. Today, after some tests, I came to a conclusion that this bug reproduces whenever a the computer is ...
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Any tool to tell me the exact color value at a point on a png image?

I want to get the exact color value(RGB, HSB, or any other color space value that can be converted to RGB value) at any given point(preferably the point under the cursor) on a png image. Any tool for ...
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Photoshop to iPad color profile woes

This is driving me insane. I always design in Photoshop with my monitor profile as the active profile. My PSD's are never color managed. This is the way I've designed since I can remember and I have ...
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How to set the default flag color in OS X Lion Mail.app

Currently, when I use the Command+Shift+L keyboard shortcut to flag a message in Mail.app, it defaults to the first flag in the available list (Red). Instead, I would like the default to be one of the ...
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How can I get the hexadecimal functionality of Digital ColorMeter back?

I often used Digital ColorMeter to capture colours as hex codes for web development. For some reason, Lion's version has removed a whole load of functionality, including this. Some people have managed ...
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How to let Terminal on Mac OS behave show folders and executables and such in different colors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prettify OS X console by coloring output? On Linux (e.g. Ubuntu) the terminal shows you executables and folders and such in different colors so you can identify them ...
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Is there a way to export syntax color settings from one Xcode installation to a new one?

I have installed a new XCode 4 on a machine and I'd like to copy/paste the syntax coloring settings from the first one to the new one. How may I do this ?
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How can I find color codes on Mac?

I used to find color codes which I want to use for texts or background colors on htmls with color edit tool of MS paint which pre-installed on Windows. But now I use Mac instead of Windows. How can I ...
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MacBook Pro display looks washed out in Windows (Boot Camp)

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro and the display looks great under OS X, but is really washed out in Windows 7. I have installed all the drivers supplied by Apple and ran all the updates, but that ...
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Software Screen Tinting, or Colour Overlay for Mac Users with Dyslexia

There are students at the school I work at who are dyslexic, and have the specific strand of dyslexia which doesn't deal well with black text on a white background. One way you overcome this with ...
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Prettify OS X console by coloring output?

OS X terminal is not using colors for highlighting output from different commands, for example ls. When compared with other systems like Ubuntu, this is a big loss of accessibility/productivity. ...
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Easy way to take a screen shot that's NOT color corrected?

My displays are color calibrated every other month or so with a hardware calibration tool. When I take a screen shot of a profile aware app, such as photoshop or lightroom or some web browsers, I ...
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Color Picker for OS X

Is there any app for mac which I use to know the RBG value of the point where my mouse is right now?
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How can I adjust the apparent color temperature of my display in OS X?

I really like f.lux, which is an app that automatically adjusts the display's apparent color temperature according to the time of day and location (so that the temperature is in sync with Sun). How ...
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Terminal PS1 and colors

I am used from Linux to have a colored prompt in my shells and also want to implement that in my OS X Terminal.app. The Terminal reacts differently though. If I use my normal PS1 code the right side ...
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Subtle light-colored horizontal lines across Macbook screen, and jaw-dropping calibration behavior

My issue: When viewing solid, light tones, such as #FDF6E3, I see evenly spaced horizontal lines across my entire screen (I have a 2010 white Macbook). These lines are especially visible when the ...
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I think, I screwed up the color profiles on my macbook

as you can see in the example shot, the color in the image are not consistent on my macbook. In the finder the image looks nice, but in Quick Look and iPhoto there is too much red in the images. The ...
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Change Snow Leopard System Font Color

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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Turn off Anti-Aliasing on Mac

This is a followup to the Stack Overflow question, Why does there appear to be a different number of unique colors available on the Mac as compared to Windows? How can I turn off anti-aliasing on a ...
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How do I get vim to work at 256 colors in iTerm?

I just got a new iMac, and installed iTerm (0.10). On my last laptop 256 color mode worked fine, but I'm having trouble getting this to work on my new Mac. I copied over all the settings, set $TERM ...
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ical change color shading day and weekend

Is it possible to change the shading of the selected day/today/weekend in iCal? The light blue tone which is used to mark the current Day is almost impossible to recognise. Same Problem different ...
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change colour from mailbox in Mac Mail

Is it possible to change the color of the mailboxes in Mac Mail? Here an example Sometimes I manage to create Silver colored mailboxes by accident so I am wondering if it is possible to label ...
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Can I customize ANSI colors in Terminal without extra tools like SIMBL?

I noticed that colors in the Snow Leopard Terminal.app aren't that great (using the Pro theme, but the other themes are worse). There seems to be no easy way to customize the colors, and googling ...
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Safari has some strange colors now

Safari has suddenly started showing some strange GUI colors on the bookmarks screen. They seem to have started shortly after applying the latest iTunes update, although not IMMEDIATELY after (a few ...
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How do I invert the colors on my iPhone?

As a prank someone has inverted the colors on my iPhone. Black is white, blue is orange, etc. How do I get my phone back to normal?
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Changing the color of the path in Terminal.app

I would like the CasebashMac:bfgenv chris$ part of the following line to appear in a different color in my terminal. CasebashMac:bfgenv chris$ python
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Reduce colors from Millions to Thousands

I was trying to run a Keynote presentation on a secondary display and Keynote told me that I didn't have enough video RAM and either needed to reduce the resolution or number of colors from Millions ...