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The digital display of colors, and the accurate calibration thereof

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Using a MacBook Air outsde ☀️ with "Inverted Screen Colors"

I occasionally sit in the garden, under a parasol, and am in very long and boring Teams meetings. I did a web search on how to see the screen better and found a tip Working Outside on Your MacBook ...
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External monitor shows colors not right

I got a new extra-wide display. Unfortunately, my MacBook is not right configured to the monitor. The colors on it seem too bright, lacking contrast and color. I made sure that the issue is my MacBook ...
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How do I determine external monitor color bit depth (8 vs 10) in macOS 12 / Monterey?

The framebuffer depth statement is gone from "System Report". I can scan through the output of system_profiler and find the section for my external display where it says "ColorElements&...
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How to change the color of the white across all applications?

With the advent of Dark Appearance (System Preferences, General) macOS became more pleasant to use on a dark room. Since Dark Appearance turns dark (or darker) many parts which used to be white (or ...
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Beach ball color changes

My beach ball sometimes changes to green and black when updates are not installed, instead of the rainbow. Could this be particular to application hangs customizing the wheel, or is an evil frog ...
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Night Shift makes display colder before making it warmer

I have Night Shift set to enable at a custom time (the automatic "Sunset to Sunrise" option enabled too early for my taste). When Night Shift enables, the display dims and gets a lot cooler (...
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Turning on "Increase contrast" reduces contrast of tag and window button colors (Big Sur/Monterey)

I recently upgraded a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) I use at work from macOS Catalina 10.15.7 to Monterey 12.3.1. I have "Increase contrast" enabled (under System Preferences > ...
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Make PDF dark-mode friendly in Adobe DC Acrobat Reader or alternative

I was looking for a way to read a PDF in "dark mode". Found this answer here However I was curios if there's a way to make Adobe Acrobat Reader more dark-mode friendly or if there exists an ...
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Is it possible to set a transparent background to any app on macOS Montery?

I use iTerm with transparent background and it is great so I just thought if it is possible to do the same for other apps on macOS Monterey (like WhatsApp for example). Any ideas?
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How to change the color of the top menu bar on Monterrey to light gray?

I just upgraded my mac from Big Sur to Monterey and the color of the top bar changed from gray to this color: I went to system preferences->Accessibility->Display and checked "Reduce ...
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Intermittent coloured bands on Apple Cinema Display A1082

Recently I acquired a 23" Apple Cinema Display (A1082). After sourcing a power brick I connected it to my 2013 MacPro tower and -- it worked. Great clarity, looked good apart from the broad bands ...
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'grep --color' only shows limited number of matches and duplicates input lines

I have a lengthy string on one line and want to highlight all occurrences of a character/substring using grep --color on the command-line. However, this only highlights matches in 'chunks' of 32. If ...
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The Highlight Colors have disappeared from the System Preferences of my macOS Catalina

When I select text in a document, there is no highlighting color. I can't verify what I have selected. In System Preferences > General, where you choose Highlight Color, all the little rectangles ...
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OS X Color mess up, but fixed when choosing Drift Screensaver

I'm now in Big Sur, this problem has been around since I was in Catalina OS X. My machine is Macbook Pro 13 2018. My display color look so washout, and has dipped light, silver font are very hard to ...
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Disable color cursor outline in grayscale mode

When the grayscale color filter is applied, there's an outline on the cursor and it's color is the color of what the cursor is hovering on. Is there a way to disable this? The reason why I want to do ...
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How can I get macOS to tell me what chroma sampling or subsampling is being used on an external display on an M1 mac?

After receiving my MacBookPro18,4 (i.e. MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021)) with an M1 Max chip and seeing the ProMotion display, I was hooked on high (>60Hz) refresh rates, and treated myself to a LG ...
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Inverted colours after waking up from sleep mode

My 2020 MacBook Air M1 shows inverted colours when it wakes up from sleep mode after several hours. I installed macOS Monterey beta 12.1, so I am not sure if the problem is related to that or if it is ...
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Sort Numbers COLOURED ROWS

I know you can sort columns by their color, but how do you sort ROWS by their colors in Numbers? Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
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MacOS won't print color on HP inkjet

When we bought our "HP ENVY 5000 Series 2," it did everything we expected. But a few months later, unchecking the "black and white" box would still print black and white.  A few ...
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$500 PAYPAL CASH BONUS TONIGHT to the first one who can explain this picture to me [closed]

"Okay, let's try cash." Because I've got it. Here is a picture of Tom Hanks. On my screen it is entirely gray. No color at all. On my fairly-recent Macbook Pro, every image or movie ...
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My MacOS color-pallette seems "flattened," and I don't know why [duplicate]

(MacOS Big Sur, MacBookPro fairly-latest, experienced user) Recently, I find that every display of an image on my Mac, whether in a pro app like FinalCut or an ordinary browser display, seems to be &...
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Can't remove custom created color tag - used in older Time Machine backup

I am trying to remove an old custom color label from a file in Finder, but it will not deleted. When I remove it by right clicking on the label "Web Design",I will be notified that, if I ...
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Suddenly, my Mac's display in every application has a severely restricted color-space [duplicate]

MacBook Pro, Big Sur latest version. All of a sudden, every display of every image – in every application, from Finder to Photos to web-browsers – even the screen-saver display – looks like it came ...
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Choose specific UI accent color

Screenshot from System Preferences>General. In macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (current OS for me), and other versions close in age, the highlight color used throughout the system can be changed to any RGB ...
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Color management via VNC?

We want to share a Mojave Client via VNC to a Grahic Agency. We ran about the question, how the color informations are transmitted. We normally do color management with a calibrated monitor locally. I ...
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Swap red and blue channels in application

I have an old application which renders with the red and blue channels swapped. Is there a way I can use a color filter or display profiles or something else to fix this? I'm willing to use a solution ...
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macOS enable reduce transparency option except for dock?

My goal is to enable reduce transparency option except for Dock, which leads the gray line around the dock. Or at least if reduce transparency option is enable I want to remove the gray outline line ...
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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 on ...
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Are emoji color preferences stored somewhere on MacOS?

So I want to programmatically detect which color I used last for an emoji, e. g. if I used the 👌 emoji with the darkest skin tone (👌🏿) last, is there a place where that information is stored?
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Is there a way to change emoji colors on MacOS?

So let's say I want to type emojis in a different color then yellow on MacOS. Is there any way to do it? Just for clarification, I'm using the Press Fn key to Show Emoji & Symbols in the keyboard ...
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Get HSV values from the Digital Colour Meter in macOS

Just wondering if it was possible to get the HSV values when using macOS's default Digital Colour Meter. Here is a view of the different options I get: HSV doesn't seem available although it is a ...
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Slight blue shade on my MacBook Pro

I am seeing a light blue shade on anything I open in my MacBook, it just started suddenly and I don’t have any idea why its happening. The image above shouldn’t have a blue cast. Is there a sequence ...
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Sudden greyscale shift on Macbook Air

I think this is a duplicate of an old question without a good answer: Display appears different on two accounts using same color profile My child was doing schoolwork on her school-issued Macbook Air. ...
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What colour is this “gold” Apple Watch?

I previously bought my wife a Gold iPhone 11 and for her birthday this year, I bought her a Gold Apple Watch Series 6. When it arrive, the order clearly stated 40mm Apple Watch Series 6 Aluminium in ...
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Pink windows headers

All windows headers are becoming pink after a while, like every several hours. I have to go to Display settings and change the color profile to any other and back to default — this is the only ...
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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 macOS 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. Is this a bug? ...
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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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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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