Differentiate without color?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by kmj2318, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. kmj2318 macrumors 68000


    Aug 22, 2007
    Naples, FL
    I just stumbled upon this setting in Accessibility. I've searched and seen nothing on it. Does anybody have an idea what it does? I don't see any difference when it's checked.
  2. joedec, Sep 19, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2014

    joedec macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2014
    Interesting, mine is checked also, I don't recall if I enabled while experimenting or if thats the default.

    I investigated further and found its off by default. Apple defines this as;

    Differentiate without color -
    Use shapes, in addition to or instead of color, to convey status or information.

    (from help)

    However I still can't find an example of the difference.
  3. vivxdesign macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2014
    I found an example on this twitter conversation:


    Notice how the away status messages are now squares.

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