Help ! My cat has altered my laptop!

Adz

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Aug 25, 2005
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My cat has sat on powerbook and somehow managed to turn the screen into negative!.
I've tried putting him back on it , but he can't seem to revert it back to normal.
Can anyone help my cat to get the screen back to how it was?

His dinner tonight is resting on this!
Many thanks.

Adz
 

.Andy

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Adz said:
My cat has sat on powerbook and somehow managed to turn the screen into negative!.
I've tried putting him back on it , but he can't seem to revert it back to normal.
Can anyone help my cat to get the screen back to how it was?

His dinner tonight is resting on this!
Many thanks.

Adz
Whoa that's freaky. IIRC cats don't see in full colour like we do. I think your cat changed the settings so that it could see the display more easily?

Check safari's history! The Cache! Cookies! Your Credit Card!

There's every possiblity that your cat has ordered some Bluefin Tuna on ebay :D!
 
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Mitthrawnuruodo

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mad jew said:
Try CONTROL-OPTION-COMMAND-8. :)
A small side-comment: That "trick" has stopped working on my 12" iBook G4@800 running 10.4.2. I used to be able to do it, but now nothing happens when I press those buttons.

I remember in Panther it showed the screen in negative black and white, but when I upgraded to Tiger it actually showed the screen in negative colors, very cool, I even mentioned it in a "I've installed Tiger"-thread back in May. But now it doesn't work any more... :(

Anyone else that has this "problem"?
 
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Adz

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
A small side-comment: That "trick" has stopped working on my 12" iBook G4@800 running 10.4.2. I used to be able to do it, but now nothing happens when I press those buttons.

I remember in Panther it showed the screen in negative black and white, but when I upgraded to Tiger it actually showed the screen in negative colors, very cool, I even mentioned it in a "I've installed Tiger"-thread back in May. But now it doesn't work any more... :(

Anyone else that has this "problem"?

Well I think I may have that problem,unless( and this is very likely) I'm pressing the wrong buttons.Im running 10.4.2 and pressing the Ctrl,alt ,and the apple sybol button,then the number 8 button but Im still in negative mode.
 
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witness

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.Andy said:
Whoa that's freaky. IIRC cats don't see in full colour like we do. I think your cat changed the settings so that it could see the display more easily?

Check safari's history! The Cache! Cookies! Your Credit Card!

There's every possiblity that your cat has ordered some Bluefin Tuna on ebay :D!
That's really funny :)

I kind of remember a few years back seeing some software designed specifically for detecting and then ignoring key presses from a cats paw. The company claimed to have researched the ergonomics of a cat's paw and the patterns of keys pressed and created an intelligent product that could filter out key presses by cats. I can't remember what the product was called now, but it could be exactly what you need to protect yourself from your IT literate cat.
 
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iMeowbot

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Anyone else that has this "problem"?
Nope, but that is configurable in the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of Keyboard & Mouse. Maybe something else is overriding it?
 
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Jay42

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Wow, coolest tip I've heard in a long time, never knew about this! The mighty mouse looks good in black, I'd buy one:

EDIT: Whoops, screen capture doesn't actually capture this effect. Well, I guess you'll just have to his CMD-ALT-CTRL-8 to see what I'm talkin about.
 

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Adz

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iMeowbot said:
Nope, but that is configurable in the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of Keyboard & Mouse. Maybe something else is overriding it?
Good call!I forgot about the keyboard shortcut options!
Im back from the darkside!
It was configured as something else; ,alt,apple,6 don't know if this is standard or the cat did it.
Many thanks.
 
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gekko513

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Jay42 said:
Wow, coolest tip I've heard in a long time, never knew about this! The mighty mouse looks good in black, I'd buy one:

EDIT: Whoops, screen capture doesn't actually capture this effect. Well, I guess you'll just have to his CMD-ALT-CTRL-8 to see what I'm talkin about.
The zoom trick is also quite neat ... look at keyboard shortcuts in system preferences for more cool tricks.
 
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mad jew

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Anyone else that has this "problem"?

Strange. Was it overridden as someone suggested?

Oh, and Adz, I have no idea how you ended up with 6 instead of 8. That's weird. So long as it's all okay now though. :)
 
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Mitthrawnuruodo

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mad jew said:
Strange. Was it overridden as someone suggested?
No, much more embarrasing, I had turned off all the Universal Access shortcuts. (I vaguely remember doing this a while ago, but I cannot remember why on Earth I did it :eek:).

Thanks everyone for making me looking at the Keyboard.prefPane (as Quicksilver calls it).

Now it works again, and still in color... :)
 
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joecool85

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Wow that's cool! I'm gonna keep it this way for a while I think.

"Yeah, I got the cheapest 12" PB I could get, only problem is, it's black and white!"
 
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GreyFox1221

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UGH! I just kept flashing tapping the 8 button while holding down CONTROL-OPTION-COMMAND. Headache :(
 
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mkrishnan

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
A small side-comment: That "trick" has stopped working on my 12" iBook G4@800 running 10.4.2. I used to be able to do it, but now nothing happens when I press those buttons.
Does it still work when you turn it on in system preferences? (Sys Prefs -> Universal Access -> Seeing -> Display) And do you have full keyboard access on still, and do you have the "enable access for assistive devices" button checked at the bottom of this preference pane? Perhaps one of those things got turned off in the upgrade?
 
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Mitthrawnuruodo

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mkrishnan said:
Does it still work when you turn it on in system preferences? (Sys Prefs -> Universal Access -> Seeing -> Display) And do you have full keyboard access on still, and do you have the "enable access for assistive devices" button checked at the bottom of this preference pane? Perhaps one of those things got turned off in the upgrade?
I got it working again... see the embarrassing note above... ;)

I have not checked the "Assistive devices"-button, but it was funny to see that when I'm in the UniversalAccessPref.prefPane and use ctrl-option-cmd-8 it toggles between the two main Display options "magically"... :)
 
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