The digital display of colors, and the accurate calibration thereof

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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?