My colors are inside-out! (like a film negative)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DaveinJapan, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. DaveinJapan macrumors member

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    Sorry if this is an easily searched request, but I didn't know exactly how to search for it!

    My 15 month old daughter got her hands on our iMac, and somehow my screen colors are all screwed up. I'm not sure how to explain it (I know there is a word for it, but can't recall it right now), but anyway the pics all look like film negatives and the rest of it is just a mess! Kinda cool, actually, but I can't stand it for any lenght of time. Went to system preferences and tried to fix it under "appearance", and "desktop/screensaver" but couldn't find anything.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Press Control+Option+Command+8 to switch back. It's in Preferences under Universal Access.

    She must've had busy fingers to do something like that.
     
  3. hidden designer macrumors newbie

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    My Colours are also Perculiar!!!

    Hello and Sorry to Bother you!!

    I have come to the end of my tither!!

    Basically I have 2 Dual G4's and 2 Apple Studio Display's 1=15" + 1=17".

    My 15" seems fine but my 17" has fallen to the dreaded Backlight illness!!

    I have now come to use my 15" display on my mac and after calibrating it is very strange! The colours are just not right!!! I don't know what to doooooo!!!! Is it something with tyhe monitor or machine?

    Please Help

    Thanks

    hidden designer
     
  4. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Please create your own thread with problems. Its not nice to overtake someone else's problems with your own.
     
  5. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    GUI solution (Lacero's solution is quicker)
    Finder-->System Prefs->Universal Access>Display
    I would disable this feature if you don't use it. (I use it all the time and have it hotkeyed to F11. F12 for me is a TTS hotkey.- But I digress)
    Finder-->System Prefs->Keyboard & Mouse>Universal Access- uncheck

    I might also hotkey a screen save with the password feature turned on. That way when the microspud ventures close, you can protect against stray keystrokes. If she can hit Command-Option-Shift-8 then I would venture a guess that she could also open terminal, open permissions, and delete your hard drive.;)

    Search the forums, perhaps a new thread, try here for a solution. The link explains how to fix the inverter, might as well replace the backlight tube at the same time.

    If your in Japan the best solution might be to have DaveInJapan's daughter calabrate your screens. If not, try the link provided above.
     
  6. DaveinJapan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, Lacero and everyone. That was an easy fix! :)
     
  7. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    On another note....

    Can colors be inside out?
     
  8. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Inverted
     
  9. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    I love walking into someone's office while they're gone for a moment and hitting this combination; it's hilarious.
     
  10. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    This problem seams to happen with alot of people, My cat did it to my iBook. :)
     
  11. lizzydrawers macrumors newbie

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    My18 month old grandson did the same thing to me!
     

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