Changing Window Background Colour

SRF

macrumors newbie
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Oct 1, 2007
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Is there a simple way to change the background window colour?

I have a faulty video chip connection and anything pure white renders with flickering vertical pink and white stripes. If I could change the white background to a very light grey then using the laptop would be much less headache inducing!

Any suggestion welcome.

Thanks
 

Dephibio

macrumors regular
Oct 3, 2013
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In Finder click View and then Show View Options. You'll find background option in the bottom where you can pick any color you want. Hope this helped.
 

SRF

macrumors newbie
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Oct 1, 2007
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Thanks for that, but sadly that's not an option I'm given. I can change icon sizing and spacing and a host of other things in that menu, but not background colour. Curious!
 

Dephibio

macrumors regular
Oct 3, 2013
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This is really odd. I think there should have been a background option in this menu since OS X 10.5 ...
 

fisherking

macrumors 604
Jul 16, 2010
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it's there, but...only in icon view. switch to that, and you can change background color. it's never been an option in list or column view...
 

SRF

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 1, 2007
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Thank you both. At least that's some respite. Now if only there were a way to do this for all windows!