Help! My Monitor is viewing as an inverse

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  1. designingmind macrumors newbie

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    If someone could give me a hint to what key combination will undo an inverted screen, it will be greatly appreciated! I was downloading a game and when the screen faded to black and never came back on, I some how hit a combination of keys that when rebooted the screen is the reverse of normal. White is Black, Red is Green. It is driving me nuts! If I run in safe mood, everything is cool, just no sound or printer.

    Thx
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    COMMAND-OPTION-CONTROL-8 should get things back to normal. :)
     
  3. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    Control + Option + Command + 8
     
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  5. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

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    well.... the same keystrokes get you the negative effect, which is really cool :) however extremely impracticle except for a practical joke..
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That key command is a toggle between regular colours and inverse colours. I believe the inverse colours are there as an option to help people with sight problems...
     
  7. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    Apparently you must need to be near-blind if you can only read your display in the negative mode...
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  9. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    You made my night again...:)
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Hrrm......I'm kinda tempted to use this inverse thingy for a day or so, I wonder how bad it will be :D
     
  11. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I've tried...it's hard. I don't like how the aqua buttons look like a burnt orange.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Haha, I already switched back. It was unbearable
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  14. Coprolite macrumors member

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    I can't even bring myself to imagine yourself staring at your own dock.
     
  15. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i did this to my wifes macbook last night before bed for her to find today.

    I got a nasty phone call a few minutes ago. Apparently pregnant women do not like immature childish practical jokes.

    wonder if i can do this on a windows machine..
     
  16. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

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    I find it useful when I have been doing lots of reading. Helps the eyes relax some.
     
  17. benbondu macrumors regular

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    I routinely use this key combination when I'm reading text. White text on black background is much easier on the eyes.
     
  18. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I love this key sequence. Do it to people all the time when they're not looking :D

    Other favourite gags: go into Dock settings and turn dock icon magnification to maximum possible. next time they hover over an icon - BOING!! :eek:
     
  19. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The best one is to take a screenshot of the desktop, then hide the dock, hide the icons, and then set that screenshot as the wallpaper :D
     
  20. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Some people are just plain vicious.

    Okay, here's another one. Take a window screen shot of a web page in Safari (cmd-shift-4-space). Open in Preview, hide the tool bar. Walk, do not run, away.
     
  21. zephead macrumors 68000

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    I find the ctrl+opt+cmd+8 to be useful if I'm reading something against a white background in a dark room (i.e. MR), makes it not so hard on the eyes.
     

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