I have a MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra with a white desktop background.

My problem is that any light-grey text (e.g. the words "Answers for your Apple questions" under the Ask Different logo at top left) is so light I cannot read it.

What can I do to make any light-grey text a darker color?


Assuming I understand the question, the first thing I'd do is change your accessibility display settings. More specifically:

  1. Go to Apple > System Preferences
  2. Click on the Accessibility preference pane
  3. Within the left-hand pane click the Display icon (it's usually the 4th one down)
  4. Now to the right you'll see a number of checkboxes and sliders relating to accessibility display settings
  5. Have a play with these to see if they improve the readability of light-grey text
  • It didn't help on macOS High Sierra. For example on safari tab menu, its impossible to read tabs with dark background that has gray font color @Monomeeth♦ – alper Oct 29 '19 at 11:14

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