Only 256 colors will display

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  1. garymeerschaert macrumors newbie

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    My grandson was playing around on my mac. Somehow, he got it to where only 256 colors will properly display. I can get the full set of colors back by deleting the Library/Profile directory, but that's kind of drastic. What file or group of files can I change or delete to get back to normal? By the way, only 1 account is affected, and I have tried all of the display setting listed to no avail.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    change colors to "Millions" in Displays in System Preferences.
     
  3. garymeerschaert thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea, as I said above, I already tried that. The screen does not properly display at any colors greater that 256 at any resolution. All other color settings get a hard to see image, a bit like a very low quality negative.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    He hasn't hit CRTL + ALT + COMMAND + 8 has he?
     
  5. garymeerschaert thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    Sounds like he's messed around with the contrast.

    Go to System Preferences -> Universal Access and check the contrast is on 'normal'.
     
  7. garymeerschaert thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. gekkosan macrumors newbie

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    Re: Only 256 colors will display

    Thank you!! That had been driving me crazy for weeks!!
     

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