inverting screen colours

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  1. gelatin macrumors 6502

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    using apple ctrl alt and 8
    it used to invert my screen but recently it only goes to grayscale
    i know i can change it in universal access but does anyone know how i can reset it so that the key shorcut will go to inverted?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    In the System Preferences > Universal Access, turn off "Use grayscale". That should do it.

    edit: I assume by "invert", you mean in color, as opposed to invert and change to grayscale.
     
  3. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it didnt work :(
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    in the menu the inverted colour is called white on black
    when i press the shortcut it goes inverted for a brief moment and then goes onto grayscale
    it only stays on inverted colours when i do it thru the menu
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Guess I should have asked which OS-X version you are running - is this 10.3 or earlier?

    Did this behavior happen after installing or upgrading any software?

    I'm sorry - I don't remember if 10.3 has this, but you can try and look in System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts and see if all the shortcuts for Universal Access are enabled and set correctly. It also has a "restore defaults" button.
     
  5. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it is 10.3.9 however it was working fine a few weeks ago
    thanks i will have a look there

    nope dint work
    its strange cos i can see its inverted for i fraction of a second before going onto the grayscale
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I could be wrong, but I thought only Tiger would invert the colours, but Panther and earlier versions of OSX would behave like yours is. Did you used to have Tiger on this machine? :)
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You're right...I just checked my iBook that still runs 10.3.9. It goes inverted for a split second, but then goes to white-on-black.
     
  8. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i cant remember what i had but it definately used to work
    white on black is the inverted thing mine keeps on going to grays scale
    id like to know what caused it not to work anymore

    edit: no i have never gone above 10.3.9
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Sorry...yes. On my iBook, 10.3.9 goes to grayscale inverted after a brief instant of regular inverted.
     
  10. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    whoa
    thanks to this thread i now know how to inverse and have a black theme without shapeshifter, lol
     

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