Mac OS X color is off balance

July 9, 2010 at 00:51:07
Specs: Macintosh
I don't know how this happened, but my MacBook, OS X looks weird now, like the color is off balance. It's now in dark/fluorescent colors. Someone says that I need to change it from 32-bit to 100-bit, but I don't know how to do that? Help!

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July 9, 2010 at 12:41:54
It may be the color profile changed somehow.

To verify your Mac is using the right color profile go to System
Preference. Under Hardware go to Displays. Your resolution
should match the resolution of your monitor. My MacBook uses
1280 x 800. Hit the "Color" tab. On the list you should have
"Color LCD" or you could choose "Calibrate" and follow the
calibration instructions.

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July 12, 2010 at 16:19:49
Here's everything. In display depth, you don't have 100-bit.

You have 32-bit, 16-bit, 8-bit, etc. Here, you get millions, thousands, 256, and other assortments of colors.

If you do have a profile messed up, then it can be easily
fixed. Go to System Preferences -> Displays -> Color.

1. Click a setting in the Display Profile list box/pane to your left. That should fix it.
2. If not, don't worry. Tap the Calibrate... button and follow your Mac's instructions. Still not fixed? Then go to Universal Access and see if your contrast is goofed up. And if all this doesn't work...

On the hardware side, check brightness from your
keyboard. If that is good, and your color is still messed up, restart and right before it chimes, reset parameter RAM by holding down Cmd+Opt+P+R until the Mac chimes again. This resets all your initial settings related to the display to default. Let go of the keys.

If absolutely nothing so far has helped, then your screen has another issue. Your display adapter, screen, or other hardware has a serious problem, and you need to get your MacBook serviced.

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July 13, 2010 at 06:43:41
Thank you all......I fixed it. It wasn't the was the black on white/white on black settings that I had to change. Thanks again. I appreciate all of the feedback.

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January 27, 2011 at 14:55:53
(For those that don't know where the black-on-white setting is on a Mac, it can be accessed two ways.)

1) Press Command+Option+Control+8 to toggle the setting on and off. (This is unfortunately what most people do, thinking they're playing a smart prank. If you're concerned about this, open System Preferences, go to Keyboard & Mouse, Keyboard Shortcuts, and find the shortcut in the Universal Access category of the list pane, and uncheck it.)

2) Go to the Apple menu in the menubar and click System Preferences. Click Universal Access in the System category, and click "Black on White" to reset the screen to normal.

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