Display colors washed out!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wjones, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. wjones macrumors member

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    I convinced a friend of mine to buy a 15" PB like mine... She loves it!-- but there's one big problem:
    The screen colors are super washed out. for instance- when the mighty mouse was on the front page of apple.com- you could hardly see it. and also the brushed metal on safari washes out to white in the middle.

    The whole screen is washed out... icons look aweful .. something is wrong.

    No amount of playing around with the color calibration or screen brightness corrects the issue. I went back to the apple LCD defaults... and it's still looks bad.

    So I made a new user... bam... fixed. The problem stayed with her user.

    I could move all her data over to new user, and delete the old one- but that would be giving up. This is some user setting that's messed up-- somewhere.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    -Walton
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's a long shot, but try resetting the PRAM. Some of the display settings are kept in there. I'm not sure that it will do any good though, considering the other user account is fine.
     
  3. wjones thread starter macrumors member

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    check!

    I'd already tried that... no go! but thanks for the reply -

    -Walton
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm... In System Preferences, go to the Universal Access pane and ensure that under the Display settings, the contrast is set to normal. :)
     
  5. wjones thread starter macrumors member

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    whoa! I didn't know about that setting :)

    I'll bet that's it! I'll know for sure tomarrow when I see the PB again.

    I've never looked at that preference pane before... now I have a huge cursor- just cause I can.

    Thanks!
    -Walton
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No problems. Yeah, I ran with Fat Cursor™ for a while. It never grows old. :D
     
  7. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    you could try calibrating the colors through the display preferences.
     
  8. wjones thread starter macrumors member

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