Questions tagged [color]

The digital display of colors, and the accurate calibration thereof

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AppleScript: can I trigger the eyedropper tool upon opening the Mac colour picker?

I'd like to be able to use an eyedropper tool on command. The built-in Mac colour picker is nice, so to that end, I set up a keyboard shortcut using BetterTouchTool to open the colour picker; it does ...
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Big Sur menu bar changes color from black to white when switching virtual desktops – possible to pin it to a single color?

So my menu bar changes its color when I switch virtual desktops. On desktop 1, I have black text on a white menu bar. On Desktop 2, it is white text on white menu bar. On desktop 3 and beyond, it is ...
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How to make iTerm2 colorful?

I have been trying to get my iterm2 terminal colorful, but I am having very little success. I tried adding the following to my .bash_profile # Set CLICOLOR if you want Ansi Colors in iTerm2 export ...
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Change the default background colour for text fields added to PDFs in Preview?

In Preview you can add text fields to PDFs using the text tool on the toolbar. Every time I add such a text field the background colour is reverted to transparent. All other text properties (i.e., ...
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How can the colour profile be selected for images generated by Image Capture?

I'm scanning photos using the Image Capture app and would like it to generate images with a colour space/profile other than sRGB, which it seems to default to. There doesn't appear to be any way to ...
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Numbers standard cell dark mode

In Numbers, is there any way to make all standard cells of all spreadsheets (including existing spreadsheets created by others) be displayed in dark mode (i.e. have a black background with white text)?...
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How do I cover up the color of my macbook?

I have recently gotten a "old" macbook 12" (from 2018) from a family member, unfortunately the color is rose gold. It doesn't look that bad, but I would prefer a darker/space grey color....
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Mac preview app: Background color in full screen mode

The mac preview app has the option to change the background color (the one behind say a pdf file). However, in fullscreen mode it seems that the background color remains unchanged. Do you maybe have ...
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Customize title bar color of application windows

I'm a software developer and my daily work involves about 8 or 10 different applications or web-based tools. I work on a 13" MB Pro without an external monitor, and typically I use the touch pad'...
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What color filter does iPhone Night Shift apply?

I took a photo just now that looks great on my iPhone 7 iOS 14.2 which is currently in Night Shift mode. How can I make the photo look like that when viewed without Night Shift?
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Pale colors on external monitor with MacBook Pro M1

Yesterday I received my new MacBook Pro with the new M1 Chip. So far I'm really amazed! But there is one point: On my external display (LG 27UK850) the colors, especially black, are really pale. Black ...
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Colour no longer working in vim

I've been using vim for as long as I can remember. Never had a problem, until lately. For no reason that I can see, colour has stopped working. First noticed it when editing a Tex file, and I note ...
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Washed out colors on LG 27UK650 with MBP 16" 2019 connected through Belkin USB-C to HDMI adaptor

I have a MBP 13" Early 2015 base model. When I connect it to my LG 27UK650 monitor through an AmazonBasics mini Displayport to Displayport cable, the colors are vivid and accurate, not ...
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My practically brand new Macbook Pro 2020's screen elements are suddenly PINK

I've tried powering off and on again. No love. Same with resetting PRAM. It's even worse with Night Shift on. I need Night Shift on while working on detailed color projects at night, to save my poor ...
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tput: unknown terminal “term-256color”

When I open a new terminal I keep having following warning message: tput: unknown terminal "term-256color" tput: unknown terminal "term-256color" tput: unknown terminal "term-...
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Adding to current command in .bashrc but, only want to change the color of the directory I'm in, to Blue [closed]

I really like the way this looks but, I want my directory to be Blue. Every time I try and alter my .bashrc, I mess the whole thing up. Can anyone help?.. PS1="\`if [ \$? = 0 ]; then echo \[\e[...
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MacVim color scheme has the right color, but vim through Terminal doesn't

I've installed color schemes that seem to be working well with MacVim. When I run Vim using Terminal, however, the colors change and the color scheme doesn't appear to be working anymore. Is there a ...
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Hidden filenames are too faint to read in Finder [duplicate]

I have enabled the display of hidden files in Finder. But the font color looks too faint to me to read. How can I make the font color darker? So this question is now closed because there is a similar ...
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How can I invert the colors for only a given application on iOS? (and not for all applications)

How can I invert the colors for only a given application on iOS? (and not for all applications) Changing the accessibility settings via Settings > General > Accessibility > Display ...
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Change colorspace of external monitor

I have an external monitor LG 27GL850 which displays greenish colors when connected to MacBook Pro 2016. I had a similar problem when I connected the monitor to other devices, but the problem was ...
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Into Finder, when clicking on a color tag, loading unfinishing and finally no folders displayed as expected

I have a bad experience with color tag into Finder. Indeed, when I click on red color tag, I expect the displaying immediately of the directories that I have associated to this red color tag (2 ...
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How to add an .icc colour profile to OSX 10.15

In OSX 10.13 i can add an .ICC profile to the OS by copying and pasting a .ICC to libary/colourSync/profiles But in OSX 10.15 the above folder structure does not exist. Any idea how i can add a colour ...
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Built in display Color Profiles are not being applied in Mac OSX Mojave

I'm using Mojave on an 11" 2015 MacBook Air. I was using the orangish Color LCD display profile until it was automatically changed to sRGB. Now the screen is bluish. Selecting Color LCD profile ...
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How to calibrate external monitor with MacBook Pro?

I’m trying to calibrate the colour of my external monitor, which attached to my MacBook Pro as a second monitor, with my Spyder 5 colorimeter and DisplayCAL software as the colours are vastly ...
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Occasional low contrast on external display when waking MacBook Pro from sleep

I've been using the LG 43UN700-B for a few weeks now. It's connected to a 16" MacBook Pro (running 10.15.5) for power and video via the USB-C cable that came with the display. Right from the start, I'...
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Macbook Altering External Display Colors

I have been using an external display (Alienware 34" AW3418DW) and the monitor appears to adjust its color settings rapidly, IE: blue tones dropping or jumping, much like the screen warming and ...
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Change accent colour on Touch Bar?

If I go to System Preferences>General>Accent colour and change it, the accent colour changes across the whole system, right? Wrong. The Touch Bar still uses blue, no matter what. See this: but ...
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How can I invert the colors of one window on macOS? (and not the entire monitor)

I'm trying to invert the colors of one window, and not the entire monitor, on macOS. Command-Option-Control-8 inverts the colors on all monitors. Black Light only allows users to invert the colors ...
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How to change terminal folder font color

I use terminal with the fish shell. I played the themes and colors in fish_config as well as the ANSI colors in the terminal preferences. Nothing I do can change the folder font colors. How do I get ...
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How to make the colors of the Mac more dull/faded?

For more than a year I've had my phone in black & white mode and I find it greatly helps reduce the stimulating effect of using the phone, and makes me naturally use the phone less (and it's more ...
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Change the default color profile of a page in CSS in Safari?

I am working on a late-2019 Macbook Pro, which supports the P3 color gamut (wide color). I'm building a website that includes large blocks of vivid color, where I just want the colors to be as bright ...
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ZSH issue with colorized prompt and double slash, i.e “//” appearing when I am into root

I am faced to a problem of appearing slash / appearing double slash into PS1 when I am located on root / . I explain more precisely, I have in .zshrc : setopt PROMPT_SUBST slash_color () { dirs | ...
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macOS system appearance resource files (.car) location for accent colors

I was wondering where the resource files for the accent colors are located? The normal aqua, dark aqua, accessibility, … appearance files are all located at this location: /System/Library/CoreServices/...
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Force Mac Mini to output raw RGB

I have a Mac Mini connected to an HDMI TV, and macOS's color management causes severe rounding errors that cause noticeable bending when displaying wide, low-contrast gradients. Whichever built-in ...
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How do I turn on color syntax highlighting in the macOS terminal app?

When I use terminal it is monochrome, currently "Grass" yellow on green. I've tried several ssh clients: MacOS default terminal, Termius, and Core Shell. They all have the same result, no syntax ...
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How to add colors for Charts in Numbers v6

Numbers 6.2.1 limits you to six colors for a Chart, which is a problem when creating a donut chart with more than six segments. Is there a way to add colors if needed? I've found this question being ...
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Are there any iOS SSH terminal apps that support truecolor (i.e., 24 bit color)?

There are quite a few capable SSH terminal client apps in the App Store — Termius, Blink, Prompt, etc.. Do any of them support truecolor? This is also known as 24-bit color. It represents millions of ...
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How can I change the color of Terminal's shell prompt and create new empty line entering after a command?

I am trying to permanently change the bash prompt color to blue as well as create a new empty line after I run my command to make the terminal easier to read. Before I tried to make changes, I had ...
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How to optimize settings (brightness, contrast) on external monitors for proper color calibration in macOS for work in low lighting conditions?

I have several monitors attached to a Mac Pro and unfortunately I have some issues with variations of their brightness and contrast due to their being largely different model monitors. I've tried the ...
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Ipad 10.2 screen has deeper color than my other hardware

I've just bought an iPad 10.2 with an Apple Pencil for the purpose of using it as a portable drawing tablet. After finishing two pictures on it, I can say that it has some kind of a noticeable skew ...
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How to adjust gamma correction on old monitors

I am reusing two old monitors for which I found no custom way to set brightness, contrast, and gamma (see appendix below for full details). On a bright background, the colors look dull and I want to ...
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Incorrect validation loop [duplicate]

I made a loop that inserts a number into a string, and by the color of the number (blue - registered, red - missing), using the standard utility Digital Colors Meter determines the color of the number....
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Incorrect validation loop for iMessage [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a number checker in imessage. We all know that there is no such api, so I'm trying to use the tools at hand. The main took with past issues on this site on this topic. I made a loop ...
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iMessage checker

I'm trying to do a number checker in imessage. We all know that there is no such api, so I'm trying to use the tools at hand. The main took with past issues on this site on this topic. I made a ...
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Set a coloured text and send it to the clipboard

This is probably very easy, but all the solutions I found were directed to specific applications. At my work, we use an online system within the browser and I find myself every day setting the color ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2015 Display flickering to static/weird colour during usage

About a day ago my 2015 MacBook Pro running macOS 10.15 Beta (19A536g) started experiencing an issue where the display would flicker to different colors randomly during usage. Moving the mouse around ...
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Why does the same colour appear different in different apps?

I've configured VSCode and iTerm2 to use the Solarized Dark colour scheme. As far as I can tell, they are both using the same RGB colour specification for the background colour, but to my eye they ...
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What is the Mac 256-color system palette?

I have some old Mac files, of which I want to extract and display their icons. To do this, I will decode their icl8 resources. According to Inside Macintosh, icl8 resources do not include a color ...
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How do you disable Smart Invert or truly invert all of your screen colors?

In previous macOS, when you used the Invert Colors feature (Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Invert Colors), all the colors on the screen would become inverted, including images, so a page like ...
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When using Sidecar on MacBook Pro, built-in display is tinted

I don't know why, and if this is expected, but I noticed that the built-in display on my MacBook Pro was tinted, as if the system was applying another and incorrect color profile on it, when using ...

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