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Questions tagged [color]

The digital display of colors, and the accurate calibration thereof

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Safari URL bar discoloration

In Safari (12.0.3 and probably earlier) the URL bar can have an element of discoloration. I think is partially driven by the content/colors of the page being displayed as the amount of discoloration ...
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Weird LSCOLORS after copying files

Recently I've done clean reinstall of MacOS and naturally I copied all of my important files to external drive and copied them back once I had a clean installed system. The problem is when I type ls ...
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How to change a note background in the preview app from transparent to any other colour?

When I add a note to a highlighted text (right click - Add Note), the background is transparent, which makes it difficult to read because it overlaps with the PDF text (example screenshot below). I ...
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Reduce color richness to reduce file size of an image with Preview.app

In the olden days, I recall using my Mac to reduce the richness of color in an image to reduce its file size and memory usage. I remember switching from millions of colors to thousands of colors. Is ...
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Mojave Terminal lags with color

Last week I bought a 2018 13inch MacBook Air with Retina display running Mojave 10.14.1. I do lots of work on the terminal and have been disappointed to find that the terminal lags severely whenever ...
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How can I stop iTerm2 changing color scheme after profile is loaded?

Whenever I open iTerm2 the color scheme changes to solarized-dark. It doesn't matter what changes I make to the profile, this alway happens. I can't seem to find where this change is happening in the ...
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OSX Change monitor profile by command line

I'm looking for a away to simulate night shift on older Mac's (10.9) I generated a Monitor Profile with the ColorSync tools. Now I want to change the profile with a terminal command. Manually you do ...
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Default color profile for display and mystery profiles that look like defaults

When I go into ColorSync Utility and look under the Profiles tab in the Profiles window or when I go into System Preferences and go to the Color pane of Displays preferences, I don't see anything that ...
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How to have a random background color in Terminal.app

In X11 days, I had a script that would randomly pick a pastel background color and then open a fresh xterm. This was easy to do because I could just pass an argument for (as I recall) -background. ...
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iMac6,1 showing multicolor after installing mac os x 10.7

It was on Os x 10.6.3 before I decided to install fresh OS x 10.7 everything was fine after the installation but when I restart the 🖥 it start showing multicolor as seen in the picture attached. I ...
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Why is my Finder Blue now instead of the dark gray?

My Mac finder color is now dark blue/purple instead of the new gray nightmode color. I'm on the latest update of Mojave.
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Is there a way to identify color type using Keynote for iOS

I am wondering if you could find the exact color (using RGB, hex, CMYK, HSL, HSV, whatever!) of an object (like a rectangle) using Keynote for iOS. I couldn’t find a way to do this on iOS, plus I don’...
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Text-selection on PDF in Preview on Mojave too dark

Selected text on PDFs in Preview shows up in dark brown since upgrading to Mojave. When selecting text on a PDF with black text on light background, Preview uses the dark highlight that I assume is ...
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Color Profile keeps resetting to “default”

I had this problem before with High Sierra and now I just updated to Mojave and still the same issue. Basically sometimes (sometimes after i reboot, sometimes after it goes to sleep, sometimes after ...
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Make light-grey text darker on Mac (white background)

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 ...
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How to save a black & white photo as a color photo with Preview App

I open a black & white photo (.jpg) with Preview App (Version 10.1): Then i copy and paste a colored icon: But after saving the picture and open it again the color is missing: I cannot find ...
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How can I set dark mode for Word documents

Microsoft recently released the Dark Mode for MS Office for Mac. While the Dark Mode sets the interface to dark color palette, the page area itself still remains white and the text is black. How can ...
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Does Graphic Card affects on picture quality and color depth?

For upgrading to Mojave, I had to change my old Nvidia cheap card to a new AMD Radeon Metal 2 support card. I have an IPS monitor and did not change it, but from when I did change the card I feel ...
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Changing Text Color in Finder on Mojave Dark Mode?

I recently switched over to Dark Mode, and for visual symmetry, I made my Finder window backgrounds dark grey (so that I don't have a black window with a white filled-in background. However, this ...
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iOS 11 stuck in greyscale

I pulled my phone out of my pocket today, and noticed that it was greyscale. I went into the accessibility options, and oddly, color filters are not turned on. In checking some other things, I ...
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Is there a way to change the color of rows in Finder corresponding to a folder when the folder is selected?

I sometimes find it difficult to tell visually what folder a deeply-nested file is in. For example, take a look at this screenshot. It can be hard to tell that emailTemplate.html is at the path ...
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How can I compensate for red blue font discoloration in 2018 MBP Displayport?

I recently moved from a 2017 macbook pro to a 2018 macbook pro with a configuration like this: # Works perfectly MBP 2017 -> USB C -> Displayport -> Dell Ultrasharp U2415 # Red / blue ...
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Mac issue with display profile

The summary of the problem is that the default setting on my 2017 iMac 18,3 for "display profile" is "iMac", but that causes the colors rendered on web pages to be different than the specified CSS ...
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ANSI terminal colors are somehow dimmed

I have to use some very old ERP software (ADS), which is reached via telnet. It uses ANSI colors, and displays normally with the OSX terminal defaults EXCEPT the "normal white" and "normal magenta" ...
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My MacBook has distorted colors unless it is hot?

My (pretty new) MacBook has some (probably hardware-related) graphics problem. The colors are distorted and black flickers. I handed it in for support, but since it's probably due to a water damage (...
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Keynote 8: change dropdown colors [duplicate]

I want to change the colors that appear in the dropdown here: If I open the Colors window and select another color, nothing changes. The steps outlined for older versions of Keynote don't work. ...
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What the point of custom ANSI colors in Terminal Preferences?

In the preferences of the Terminal App, you can set custom ANSI colors for blue, green, yellow, bright red, etc. but they don't actually change anything in the Shell. For example using ls -G still ...
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Why do colors appear washed out on macOS Chrome and Safari versus Firefox?

I'm using a new MacBook Pro 15" with macOS 10.13.4 configured with the default Color LCD color profile. I'm doing some graphic design work and noticed that all colors in Chrome and Safari appear "...
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Night Shift “override” while watching Netflix on iPhone 6 (cool color tint)

When using the Netflix app on my iPhone 6 to watch a video in fullscreen with Night Shift turned on, the screen has a blue/green tint anyway. This becomes especially clear when I pull down the ...
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Unexpected Colour differences (MacBook Pro, OSX 10.11.6)

I wrote a postscript file including a blue (0,0,255) RGB and a yellow (255,255,0) RGB shapes. When viewed (in Preview) and according to the apple DigitalColor meter set to "native colours" mode, the ...
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Screenshots and screen sharing have a yellow tint that doesn't match my actual screen output

Screenshots and screencasts taken on my Macbook Air (Sierra 10.12.2) have a yellowish tint to them which doesn't match the actual display output on the screen itself. It's very odd. For example, here'...
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smart inverted colors mac os x?

Is there a way (even external app, etc...) to get smart inverted colors on mac os? For instance, images and selected text are very hard to read at current stage. Thanks.
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MacBook Pro display suddenly has a very faint warm/pink tint

I have a MacBook Pro Touch 2017. A few days ago, I noticed that the display seems to have started to have a very faint warm/reddish tint, but I can tell the difference nonetheless. The greys aren't "...
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What color wallpaper makes page control dots on iPhone invisible?

What color wallpaper do I need to use to make the page control dots invisible? I know, you can't really hide them, as in remove from the screen (without iOS jailbreaking) but you can make them almost ...
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How can I add a semi-transparent color overlay to all pages of a PDF?

I have to read a lot of scanned text in PDF format for university and Adobe's accessibility features for replacing colors don't work for this type of PDF. I've searched for hours online and it seems ...
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Dark theme for Thunderbird on macOS?

Does there exist a theme plug-in or add-on that can make the Thunderbird on macOS looks mostly dark or black?
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Calendar entries show up with muted color backgrounds.

Running 10.13.3. Calendar entries that are assigned colors show up with muted color backgrounds after they are deselected. This makes them all but unreadable. Any fix?
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MacBook Air Display Color Temperature Changes After Logging In

Since I can remember, my MacBook Air's Display has been behaving strangely. Every time I log in, the color temperature of the display changes to a warmer tone and it's very noticeable and annoying. I ...
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How do I change the color of an event?

How do I change the color of an event in Mac High Sierra Calendar? I am trying to import and synch my Google Calendar events with the Mac High Sierra native calendar (iCal ?). I can successfully ...
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macOS grayscale except some apps

Is there anyway by which one can have grayscale system wide except some selected (by user) apps, on macOS?
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Black colors not as deep as they used be

It appears that my display settings have changed all of a sudden. Black colors are not as dark as they used to be, blacks look kind of grey now, and whole display looks yellowish. I haven't changed ...
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iTerm not showing colors for directories/folders

I have tried solutions in various places (including here but there are still no color in my iTerm. I have these lines in my .bash_profile: export CLICOLOR=1 export LSCOLORS=cxfxdxdxhxegedabagacad ...
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Way to get lower min. color temp from Night Shift?

I'm running MacOS 10.13.2 on a mid-2014 MacBook Pro (11,3) with a Dell P2715Q 4K external monitor. I currently use f.lux at its min. nighttime color temp of 1200K. Unfortunately, f.lux sometimes ...
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Colors are different when SSHing onto a Linux machine from iTerm2. How can I standardize them?

Currently, when I SSH onto a Linux machine, the ls output colors and syntax coloring in VIM are different from the colors on my local machine. The colors shown are not defined in my Profile...Colors......
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Yellow background/black text ls output

Here is what I have for ls output in my Volumes dir ... Going from the info found here ... What do the different colors mean in ls? it seems its "file that is setgid (g+s)". However, I do not know ...
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Output format of the standard Mac OS Color Picker dialog (choose color)

It is possible to create an AppleScript that calls for the standard Mac OS Color Picker dialog (choose color) and gets the output value after user picks some color: set the rez to choose color set ...
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Mac equivalent to iOS Colour Filters (Tritanopia)

I have Tritanopia (Blue / Yellow) colour blindness. In iOS I can use Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Colour Filters > Blue / Yellow Filter to boost the relevant colours ...
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Set the color profile of my external monitor

I have bought an external monitor (ASUSP277) but I have noticed a difference in colours between the monitor and my Macbook Pro. It's quite annoying, especially since I'm using it for web development....
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iPhone 6s display color profile differences between devices

Comparing three iPhone 6s side by side, I noticed fairly significant differences in the appearance of colors between them. One in particular is much warmer looking, especially for whites. I have ...
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No dual brightness control - 2017 MacBook Pro and dual LG UltraFine 5K Display

TL;DR Both 'dual' controls show in OS for brightness, but they both only ever control one of the two monitors. Basic Summary When I plug in dual thunderbolt displays, everything appears okay until ...