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The digital display of colors, and the accurate calibration thereof

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Starting Expert Mode of Display Calibrator Assistant in macOS 14 [duplicate]

How do we get into the "Expert Mode" of Display Calibrator.app on macOS 14 and beyond?
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Spellcheck underline color

Is there a way to change the color of the spellcheck underline? For colorblind people, red is not the best option.
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Enabling TrueColors in Apple MacBook Pro M2 with Alacritty

I'm trying Alacritty on MBP M2 connected to a Lenovo 4K monitor. I wanted to enable True Colors support as indicated as one of the salient features of the software. My minimal YAML configuration and ...
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Surprise changing of Terminal background

I was doing various things with Terminal but at one point, without typing anything, the background behind the text changed from white to pink.  No settings windows (nor any other window) had appeared. ...
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Increase contrast of selected text in Safari / MS Word

CONTEXT: a Samsung external monitor with a Mac. PROBLEM: When text is selected with the mouse, it is almost impossible to see the highlighted shading that identifies the selected text. The problem is ...
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Old MacBook Air running Big Sur macOS 11.7 can't print color; my partner's PC does so easily

My partner has a Brother MFC-9340CDW color printer; she can easily print in color from her PC running Windows. My MacBook Air, running macOS 11.7, can only print in black and white. Both computers ...
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How can I change the font color of Mission Control?

macOS Ventura 13.6, M1 macbook air. For example, my VSCode has many workspaces (windows), and when I use Mission Control I need the titles below the windows to recognize them; but the white font color ...
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Is there a way to set macOS' accent color on a per-app basis?

After upgrading to macOS Sonoma, I can't see the yellow insertion point against the white background in Pages. Is there a way to adjust or override the accent color of individual apps?
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Why do I have three (?!?) “Color LCD” profiles under “Displays” in macOS?

Why the heck do I have three (?!?) “Color LCD” profiles under “Displays” in macOS? Screenshot below of what I see when I go the “Displays > Color profile” selection list. I assume it is a mistake ...
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How do I change the TextEdit document background color in macOS Ventura?

Since updating from Mojave to Ventura, some of my TextEdit documents no longer have a background color and some do. I'd like to set a background color again. Apple mentions, in the Ventura TextEdit ...
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The “Shimmer” effect in Keynote uses white sparkles. How can I change them to red sparkles?

I would like to modify one of the keynote standard animations to have the white sparkles be red. I'd like to have the white animation below to be red in color. My setup is currently Keynote 13.1 (...
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Why does my second screen have a pinkish hue?

I connected my Macbook Pro to an LG 19" screen via a USB-C to HDMI adaptor, then an HDMI to VGA converter and when I turn it on it has a pinkish hue which seems to disappear randomly after a ...
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Classic Mac OS colors to modern RGB

I want to find a way to convert RGB colors used by classic Mac OS to RGB colors that are understandable to modern image editors and to web browsers. The two palettes that are subjects of my interest ...
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In Preview, how do I change certain text color to a different color on a PDF?

I'm using Mac Big Sur and I would like to change the certain selected text color on my PDF to a different color. I like Preview because it is a free application (open to other free applications). I ...
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2023—Keynote 13.0—how to change background texture's color?

I'm trying to change the color of the background linen texture on Keynote Master Slides from olive green to the dusty blue seen here: I was able to change the background color on the plain slides, as ...
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Mac Mail: How To Remove Message Color in Inbox List

hoping this can be an updated or part 2 of macOS Mail: How to remove background color of a message in message list? using Ventura 13.3 and looking for a way to reset the color of messages that i added ...
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Unable to change window background color in Preview

I am unable to change the window background color in macOS Preview (macOS Monterey Version 12.6.3) It used to work but now it does not. The window background color is stuck on black. When I click on ...
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Set macOS wallpaper without re-encoding image

I have a PNG gradient with the same resolution as my screen, 3072 × 1920, and 16-bit color, which renders without banding when viewed full-screen using Preview, but becomes banded when set as the ...
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External display will not achieve full brightness?

My external display (HP 27f 4k) will not achieve full brightness when connected to my M1 MacBook Pro (2020, 13", Ventura 13.2) via the official Apple USB-C HDMI adapter. The display's brightness ...
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Sidecar Colour Calibration

When I use sidecar on an iPad, I notice that the colour might need calibrating. However, in MacOS settings, I do not see the option to choose a colour profile. Is there a way of adjusting the colour ...
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Trouble with Custom Mouse Pointer Colors and Transparency / Mouse Over text

I use a giant cursor, and have it rendered as yellow outlined by red. Yeah, my vision is bad enough that I really LOVE those features! (size and color of mouse pointer) However, when I encounter ...
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monitor calibration

I'm trying to run the display/color calibration utility on my 2018 MacMini for a Dell U2415 monitor (I've also trued this with my BenQ PD2700Q with almost identical results) connected via DP and ...
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Adding color pickers to macOS Ventura

I am migrating from an older iMac to a new Mac Mini. One thing I would like to include are the third party colour pickers to ~/Library/ColorPickers. I have copied the colour picker packages, but I can’...
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Preview.app print dialog missing Quality and Color vs Black & White?

I just upgraded to macOS Ventura and now the Preview.app doesn't seem to have a Print Quality option or a Color vs Black & White option when I'm printing from Preview. The only weird thing I ...
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Ventura upgrade causes causes color problems with external display

I've been using my MacBook with an external display attached. Typically, I use it with the laptop closed, and the display on. After upgrading to Ventura, I noticed something off about my external ...
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Some colours on my MacBook Air are overly saturated

Some colors of my (original) MacBook Air (2015) integrated display are overly saturated when playing a video in full screen. This occurs on very specific conditions (or maybe the issue is simply ...
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How to change one color to another in iMovie?

I just started using iMovie on Mac for the first time. I've imported a single clip of a video I filmed of trees with sky above them. I applied a comic style filter, and now there is solid white around ...
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Quicklook default rendering for Raw files in Monterey

As you know, when you are in the Finder, you can select a picture file then press the space bar and be presented by the image in full detail. This is the Quicklook functionality. Prior to Monterey, on ...
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New iTerm2 windows have the wrong colors

My current iTerm2 window (which I've likely been reusing for months/years) has the color theme set just the way I like it. However when I open a new window or tab the colors are all a bit off (but new ...
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Second external display to be connected always has washed out colours

I have a 14inch 2021 Macbook Pro M1 Max. I've attached 2 external displays (2x LG Ultragear 27GP850) via the anker thunderbolt 4 mini-dock connected with a thunderbolt 4 cable to my mac, and USB C to ...
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Which exact color space is "RGB" in MacOS Finder's "Get Info"?

In MacOS Finder, if I Right Click > Get Info on an image – in this case a .PNG file – I see that it says Color Space: RGB. When Finder says "RGB", which exact color space specification ...
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Original "default" background color for Preview windows?

I am used to viewing and reading documents on Preview in the usual gray background color. However, I recently changed the color to black (I was trying dark mode). And when I try to reset the ...
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Colorsync Utility calculator picks colors only from Desktop background

I'm trying to use ColorSync Utility calculator on macOS Big Sur 11.6.5. And it doesn't work. I cannot pick a correct color. The color picker looks through any application windows disregarding them and ...
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How do I change the color of hidden files in MacOS Finder?

In Monterey (and probably earlier MacOS versions) the Finder displays hidden files - and files which are on cloud storage but not downloaded – in light gray. (That ⌘⇧. shortcut isn't well-publicized, ...
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How do I make macOS remember projector color settings?

I'm fighting with macOS over Epson EH-TW450 projector color settings. When I go to Settings → Displays → Display Settings → Colour Profile → Projector..., I get a nice panel for adjusting the ...
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How to change the background colour of the flip transition in Keynote?

When I try to use transition in Keynote, the slide default color keynote transit to or the slide in the background of transition is always black: Can I change this color?
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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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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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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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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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