The digital display of colors, and the accurate calibration thereof

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Color Display are not right

I am Robert and have been using macbook Pro for quite sometime. However the color display had been a problem from the time of purchase. I tried different ways to calibrate but to no avail. Finally ...
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Where are Terminal.app profiles files located?

I just recently reinstalled OS X and forgot to back up all my sweet 'profiles' aka colour schemes. It would be very helpful if I could find the location of these so I can recover them from backup.
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Why does Apple Mail not provide default color font choice? [duplicate]

After switching from PCs I was astonished to find I could only write emails in black, unless I wanted to take extra steps to change the black to another color, wasting time. Is it so difficult to ...
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External Display Brightness, Contrast and Color are Terrible

I have a late 2014 13" Retina MBP. It's connected to a 24" Philips 246EL Display by using an Apple Mini DV to DVI adaptor. The brightness and contrast on the external display are terrible, and no ...
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Where is the Display Calibrator Assistant on my hard drive?

I'd like to use the Display Calibrator Assistant without going through the process of opening the system preferences. Does anyone know where the program is located on my hard drive? I've done a ...
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Macbook late-2009 not displaying red color

Yesterday I realized that that my late-2009 Macbook White (A1342) does not display red colors. Sometimes it works correctly when I turn on the computer. Then, after a few seconds, red color starts ...
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Terminal.app magically changing color values [duplicate]

Terminal.app does some very odd color shifting that makes it impossible to match colors consistently, and I'm wondering if there is any way to disable it or better control it. The "magic" is what ...
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Phone numbers different color on iOS wordpress

We have a newly created website, with lots of contact information for different employees. The color of the phone numbers in the website are all in black, except for when viewed on an iOS device, ...
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Starting Google Chrome leads to altered display colours – why?

When I start Google Chrome (seen from 38.0.2125.111 to 42.0.2311.135 (64-bit)) on my 15" Mid-2010 MBP (NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M) on OS X Yosemite (10.10 to 10.10.3) the display often (not just the ...
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How to add icons to iTerm2?

I've been looking into making my terminal more visually expressive. So far I've found , and learnt how to import themes and customize color schemes, but I was wondering how people get these cool icons ...
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How to adjust the color of the folders in Finder in Yosemite?

After upgrading to Yosemite, the color of the folders in Finder changes from a nice soothing blue to some brighter blue that has much higher contrast. I am curious that is there any way to change ...
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How to make a colour clicker using AppleScript?

How can AppleScript be used to make the mouse cursor search for a colour on the screen and click on it when found and return to its starting position after? How to make a script that can do this ...
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Import .ACO color palette for Mac (for use with Keynote, Omnigraffle etc)

I want to use my ACO color palettes from Photoshop to be available in Keynote, Omingraffle etc. Is there any tool out there to export ACO files to whatever format that is needed to load that palette ...
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How do I choose the best color profile for a LG external monitor?

I recently bought a LG monitor 22MP55, to use at home as a second monitor with my MacBook Pro. But the color is a little weird! Slightly yellowish. I tried using it with a Windows 7 PC with the same ...
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After home button replacement my screen colour went negative

I just replaced my home button. But when I reassembled it, the colour went negative. From red to blue and blue to red. Although I've turned on and off the invert colour function, it's still not ...
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1993 Apple Color Classic

Lets all take a long journey back about 21 years ago when apple released their color classic. It was pretty awesome right? Well I managed to get my hands on one but I have some sad news. When I go to ...
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iTerm2 wrong color output

The command ls when using iTerm is behaving strange. It outputs colors but they change at some point and I don't think this is the normal behavior. I have the following alias for ls alias ls='ls -FGlh'...
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How to pick a color with DigitalColor Meter?

I want to pick a color from screen using the DigitalColor Meter. However, I cannot seem to lock the mouse. How am I supposed to use this tool?
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Colour profile not set when switching monitor

I'm running OS X 10.8.5 on a mid 2011 MacBook Air. Lately I've noticed that when I attach or detach an external monitor, the relevant monitor colour profile is not actually used. When I look in the ...
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Fast user switching affects color profile

I have a 2013 MacBook Air running Mavericks. I have a "work" and a "personal" account that I switch between throughout the day using Fast User Switching. Sometimes when I switch accounts, the (built-...
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How to invert screen colors and color hue?

I want to "smart invert" my colors like this app does: http://arcanesanctum.net/negativescreen/ I tried the app called "Nocturne 2.0.0" but its "Invert Hue" option has no effect because of this issue:...
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Looking for a black/white only terminal emulator on Mac

My original question on Stack Overflow can be found here. Basically, I ssh into my linux work station from my Mac and I would like to test my program (that runs on the linux machine) if color output ...
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Force Mac to display in grayscale

Is there a way to force OSX to display in monochrome(also known as grayscale)? I'm working with a student who has ADHD (and I am mildly ADHD myself). The colors are too much for him/her to handle. ...
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How to change the color scheme in KeyNote 6?

In Keynote 6, each Theme comes with a color scheme. I cannot figure out where this color scheme is defined, nor how to change it. How to change the color scheme? Or this one from a different ...
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Color Profiles Wonky - Mac OSX / Photoshop, PDFs, etc

Been trying to print a simple JPEG file (set in RGB mode) to my HP 3511 Deskjet. I know my printer is capable of printing in color. It's done it before. I did a test print the other night through HP, ...
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10 bit/color channel support

I am in need of 10 bit colour/channel (30 bit in total). Everything in my workflow supports 10 bit colour/channel: DSLR, Eizo 276, D700 in my Mac Pro (late 2013). Unfortunately OSX 10.9.8 is still on ...
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Changing terminal colors for normal files when ls -G or within .bash_profile

So I followed this thread (Changing terminal color) and got all of the colors working for directories and such, except however, for normal files such as a Gemfile or .txt files or .java files or .rb ...
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Choose custom colour for shape fill in Pages 5.2

How can I choose a new color for a shape fill in Pages 5.2? There is a default set of colors to choose from and I need a specific branded color.
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How to change the color of text highlighting in Preview using a shortcut?

I need to highlight/underline a lot of text and tend to use specific colors for different things. Accessing via the dropdown menu in Preview is very slow, does any one know a way to change the color ...
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How to extend the standard color picker to pick and edit HEX colors?

In Ask Different there are similar threads (e.g. Choosing hexadecimal web colours), but unfortunately no one is resolutive for me. The perfect solution would be Hex Color Picker (a plugin for the ...
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Can I change the color of the menubar in 10.9 Mavericks?

Does anyone know how to change the color of the menubar in 10.9 Mavericks? Ideally, I would love it if I could make it black with yellow text. Any ideas?
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Can I easily copy or replicate an advanced gradient fill in keynote?

Setting up advanced gradient fills is somewhat time consuming. If I'm creating a new shape and I want to apply the same gradient fill as an existing shape, is there any way to copy the gradient fill ...
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A single shortcut that changes text color in Notes?

When using Notes I often find myself changing the color of the text (usually to blue or red) as an additional way to indicate emphasis (alongside italics and bold). The shortcut for displaying the ...
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Mac Mini - black pixels show up as purple

Has anyone encountered this problem: It's a mac mini. It's connected to a tv via a HDMI cable, both of which work fine with other computers. However, when connected to the HISENSE tv, at native ...
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Mavericks mail.app to/cc header detail white color

my mail.app suddenly stopped showing me to/cc header detail in all emails. I had a better look at it and those headers are there, but are displayed in white color. Details on image: I tried ...
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SwitchResX broke my color profile, how to restore?

I wanted to try SwitchRes X and I installed it. It broke my color profile. Now my screen look pink and I cannot calibrate. If I go to my color profile it shows: and if I click on calibrate it shows:...
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Terminal not displaying colors for directory listings

I don't know why my bash session doesn't show colors. I have tried Terminal as well as iTerm. I have tried: ls -G Setting export CLICOLOR=1 and export LSCOLORS=GxFxCxDxBxegedabagaced Using ...
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Color printing problem

My new mac pro won't print photos in color to my LaserJet Pro 400 color printer. What should I do? I've tried re-installing the driver. I ran into a demo print that did print in color but ...
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Imac doesn' t recognize certain colors

Am seeing this on a lot of website, and even different browsers on my iMac(Mac OS X 10.6.8) colors such as #EEEEEE, and #CCCCCC, are not displayed at all. screenshot: ^ Thats how it looks on my ...
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Color issues when waking up MBA connected to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I haven't got the faintest idea what is causing this issue, but hopefully somebody here has experienced it before. When I haven't used my computer for a while I decide to wake it up from sleep by ...
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Why are my Terminal.app colors different from iTerm?

I have set the ANSI colors of both terminals to be the same (see 1st screenshot), but the colors for Terminal.app are really bright, and almost unreadable, and not like the colors I set at all. It's ...
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HEX Code in Color Chooser for Mavericks? [duplicate]

How can I get a HEX code entry into the Color Chooser for Mavericks?
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Why are the terminal color brighter than the ones I set?

I've changed my terminal's color but, as always, the color I set are rendered brighter than they really are. Here's the proof, I set the exact same color on ST and on my term, you can clearly see the ...
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How can I colorize Finder icons in Mavericks?

I don't like the new "tags". I'd like to be able to colorize some Finder icons. Preview allows me to "adjust the color" of icons, but only between Purple and Green. Is there a simple way to add ...
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Add color to custom ls alias

I created an alias to display permissions in octet format: alias lso="ls -l | awk ' { k=0; for (i=0;i<=8;i++) k+=((substr($1,i+2,1)~/[rwx]/)*2^(8-i)); if (k) printf("%0o ",k); ...
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Can I configure terminal to show stderr output in different colour

Is it possible to configure the terminal in OS X to show stderr output automatically in a different colour than stdout output from a process? Or is this only possible if the process is outputting ...
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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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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. ...