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OS X Color Picker: Removing a Colour Swatch

You can actually just drag & drop them to your desktop trashcan. This works in High Sierra, I'm not sure if it does for previous versions.
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MacBook Pro display suddenly has a very faint warm/pink tint

Old answer, provided as background I handed in my computer with the problem to an authorized service partner. At first they didn't recognize the error, but after some further convincing from my part ...
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Safari URL bar discoloration

System Prefs > Accessibility > Display > Reduce Transparency. You can search it with 'reduce'.
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Is there a way to set macOS' accent color on a per-app basis?

Yes. The accent color and, by extension, the color of the insertion point can be adjusted on a per-app basis by assigning a value to the AppleAccentColor preferences key within the application's ...
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OS X Color Picker: Removing a Colour Swatch

Just discovered today, March 2018, you can now just select the color chip (soft online indicates it's selected) and use "delete" key.
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Safari displays wrong color according to Digital Color Meter

What's happening is that Digital Color Meter (and all color droppers) is reading the color value AFTER it has been adjusted for your display's ICC Color Profile. See how it shows "Color LCD" in the ...
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How to enable true color mode in an OS X Terminal?

True color mode is enabled by default in iTerm 3.0+. The default MacOS Terminal.app is still limited to a 256 color palette.
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Where is the folder with color schemes used by vim?

I found the answer here: color scheme's and syntax' files can be found in /usr/share/vim/.
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Why do colors appear washed out on macOS Chrome and Safari versus Firefox?

To Get Firefox looking like Chrome and Safari By default, Firefox only applies color correction to images that have embedded color profiles. You can enable full color management to apply color ...
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How to change the color of the top menu bar on Monterrey to light gray?

On Ventura you can just select a plain color wallpaper. System Setting > Wallpaper from the left sidebar. Then select the plain black or other mono-color circle swatch (black shown in the ...
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Reset/change Emoji color for human features

You need to long press on the emoji for which you want to change the skin tone, this will show a skin tone picker. You can do this on macOS in the Emoji &Symbols picker, and on iOS using the ...
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Choose specific UI accent color

There’s no option to choose any colour as accent colour, but there are more colour options available, introduced with the M1 iMac and macOS 11.3.1. defaults write -g NSColorSimulateHardwareAccent -...
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Colorsync Utility calculator picks colors only from Desktop background

Had the same issue on Ventura. I was able to fix this by updating the Privacy settings for the Colorsync Utility: Add Colorsync to: System Preferences > Privacy & Security > Privacy > ...
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What color space is iPhone's 7 "Wide color display (P3)"

Ok I've found it. It's DCI-P3 standard: http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/09/apples-wide-color-screen-on-the-iphone-7-will-lead-to-more-faithful-color-reproduction Most modern android ...
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What color space is iPhone's 7 "Wide color display (P3)"

Your answer is a good approximation, but there's one detail I'm mentioning here for completeness: Apple devices use a color space called Display P3, which is very similar to DCI-P3, but uses a ...
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Bug? macOS Sierra Preview/Quick Look issues with rendering colors of images when using any icc profile other than the macOS standard

(After reading all the literature I could find around the issue here's what I've learned) A disclaimer first There is a chance (as @Mr.Kennedy points out) that your system is suffering from issues ...
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macOS grayscale except some apps

Yes, this is possible, though my solution is a bit hacky. Note that this method uses some undocumented Objective C APIs, and doesn't go through ordinary accessibility settings, so be careful. First ...
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How to fix Dictionary look up text color in Dark mode?

After searching the Internet and experimenting I was able to produce a solution. You have to create a DefaultStyle.css file and put it in Contents subdirectory for each dictionary you want to fix. The ...
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How to change the color of the top menu bar on Monterrey to light gray?

Another tool is at: https://manytricks.com/menubartint/ It's free.
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Different colors between Monitor -> Display

Both the LG 4K and 5K look great next to 2015 / 2016 MacBook and MacBook Pro at the angle you have photographed. You could try to set a custom color calibration curve for both displays to bring them ...
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Yellow background/black text ls output

Those colors indicate that you are in a directory that's writable by others and the sticky bit isn't set. This is defined by the attributes in the first column: drwxrwxrwx What this is telling you ...
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How to have a random background color in Terminal.app

You can indeed use AppleScript to change the Terminal background color. For example: tell application "Terminal" set background color of first window to {33717, 0, 21000, 32288} end tell You can ...
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What colour is this “gold” Apple Watch?

They used to call the pink gold "Rose Gold". Checking the current Apple Store site, they now seem to call both 'gold' & 'rose gold'… just 'gold'. I'd call that a naming fail. I just ...
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Is there a way to change emoji colors on MacOS?

Click and hold the emoji to choose a different emoji colour. List of emojis that support skin tones on Emojipedia.
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OS X Color Picker: Removing a Colour Swatch

The Colors dialog can be used to modify the swatch selection. Specifically, selecting and using the delete key, or by dragging to the trash can. You can also use this to rearrange swatches High ...
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Safari displays wrong color according to Digital Color Meter

Digital Color Monitor is working correctly. I created your test page and displayed it in Google Chrome v53.0.2785.143, and it reported FFDD44. The same page in Safari reported, for me, F4E14F. ...
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Colors are different when SSHing onto a Linux machine from iTerm2. How can I standardize them?

I found the answer to the "ls colors are different" problem. You just need to make sure ls coloring is enabled on both machines, then use this page to make the colors encoded in the local (Mac) ...
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What the point of custom ANSI colors in Terminal Preferences?

To understand what effect changing those colors have, you'll need to understand how ANSI colors work. In the early days of ANSI escape codes for coloring, the specification allowed programmers (or ...
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How to Invert Color on Mac running Catalina?

I can only use the keyboard shortcut if I go into System Preferences and explicitly unckeck and re-check the box for Invert Colors. Once I am done with my session I enable screen saver by going to a ...
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Slight blue shade on my MacBook Pro

This is either a colour profile or possibly a hardware issue. It may also be a True Tone or Night Shift issue [though I've never had a Mac that can use those so I've no experience with them]. Your ...
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