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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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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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Force Mac to display in grayscale

Yes, this can be achieved with AppleScript and Automator. The setting to automate is located in: System Preferences > Accessibility > Display > Use Greyscale The keyboard combination option + ...
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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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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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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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I-beam cursor color in Mavericks's terminal

As many have mentioned above, I did this - Take a backup of existing ShadowedIBeam.tiff cp Terminal.app/Contents/Resources/ShadowedIBeam.tiff Terminal.app/Contents/Resources/ShadowedIBeam.orig.tiff ...
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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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Change terminal color for each tab

The built-in default "Solid Colors" profile randomly selects a background color for each new terminal. It works by setting the background image to a folder of images, each of which is a solid color. ...
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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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A single shortcut that changes text color in Notes?

This isn't exactly what you were asking for, but perhaps it is close enough. Just below the menu place where you bring up the color picker (Format->Font->Show Colors) are two other menu items: Copy ...
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1993 Apple Color Classic

Our "Cousin" has a number of good suggestions. The "BIOS" which is just the firmware of the machine and not strictly speaking a BIOS needs to be there and non-corrupt just like he said. You do need ...
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Where are Terminal.app profiles files located?

The original answer is spot on; here's more detail on how to restore everything. Unless you've exported them from the Profiles window - you'd end up with things called "sweetprofile.terminal" - it's ...
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Where did the digital color meter go in Yosemite?

You can find it under Applications/Utilities. From there, you can drag it to your Dock to create an alias. See Mac Basics: The Dock for additional info on making the most of the Dock. To remove 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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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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Can I easily copy or replicate an advanced gradient fill in keynote?

Use ⌥+⌘+C to copy style and ⌥+⌘+V to paste style.
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Terminal not displaying colors for directory listings

I would suggest installing the GNU Core Utilities via Homebrew, which will give you the "Linux" version of ls (instead of the FreeBSD version that ships with OS X), as well as other powerful tools ...
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Choosing hexadecimal web colours

Skala Color is another solution, that works very well in the latest versions of Mac OSX. You can select HEX to appear in place of the RGB code, which appears in the above picture. I used Hex Color ...
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Is there a way to color parts of the man pages on the terminal?

Assuming you're fairly default and using bash: http://www.tuxarena.com/2012/04/tutorial-colored-man-pages-how-it-works/ Short version: Add the following to your .bashrc file: export LESS_TERMCAP_mb=$...
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Change output color of terminal (in Mac) to be different from typed text color

I think you can do this by installing a DEBUG trap in ~/.bash_profile. See the answer to this superuser question. I added the following: preexec() { tput setaf 4 : } preexec_invoke_exec() {...
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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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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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Choosing hexadecimal web colours

In newer versions of the stock OS X Colors utility: Select sliders from the toolbar and then "RGB Sliders" in the drop down - this will allow you to both read and enter RGB values hex: Not sure in ...
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Change Dock color on left/right site in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

There's a third-party utility app called cDock that can change or remove the Dock's background. I can confirm it works for me on OS X 10.9.2. Just download it, run and select the "Install Transparent ...
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How do I choose the best color profile for a LG external monitor?

What you want to do is adjust the color profile on your Macbook Pro to take advantage of the LG 22MP55. So you would go to System Preferences -> Displays and then choose Color and play around with ...
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