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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)

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    Unhappy My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
    Since she hasn't decided to share with me how she did it, I need help! I came home and found the screen display showing white text and black background, color images in negative, etc., and I have not found a "preference" or setting I can alter to change it back to normal.
    Anyone?

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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Let me Google that for you.
    I believe this is the website you were looking for. Let me google that for you

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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastonthewestsi View Post
    Since she hasn't decided to share with me how she did it, I need help! I came home and found the screen display showing white text and black background, color images in negative, etc., and I have not found a "preference" or setting I can alter to change it back to normal.
    Anyone?
    I guess she found the mouse too big of a temptation.

    Sorry for the bad joke and hope you get a quick fix to your problem.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    And you're not the first who's cat has figured out how to do that. It's a conspiracy.
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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    I followed the link posted. interesting . . . especially the keyboard shortcut. I'm assuming from that, that your problem resulted from your cat walking on the keyboard.
    It is extremely unlikely she will manage to duplicate that exact sequence again, but there are probably some less happy outcomes possible if she continues to stroll on your keyboard.
    You may want to consider logging out when you leave your Mac for any extended period of time. Just don't share your password with your cat!
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    System Preferences, Universal Access. Look under Display. Your cat hit the hot keys and turned that feature for people with visual disabilities! Seen it happen many times.
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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    And you're not the first who's cat has figured out how to do that. It's a conspiracy.
    Ha ha ha...I was just going to say the same thing!

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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    So do these qualify as Cat . . . astrophic failures?

    Please don't throw anything! I am a recovering pun adict.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post

    Please don't throw anything! I am a recovering pun adict.
    Obviously...that's TWO in the same thread!

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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)

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    Talking found the answer
    A novice to MACs in general, I prowled through the "preferences" menus and finally in the "keyboard and mouse" section found, under shortcuts, "reverse black and white". Still puzzled at how Kiki figured this one out, I then had to find a way to look up which keys were represented by the keyboard shortcut symbols....ah. finally. Back to normal.
    Thanks for your comments!
    I will turn off the computer when I leave next time! turning off the monitor is obviously not enough! She's watching me type now, and is probably memorizing.....

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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastonthewestsi View Post
    A novice to MACs in general, I prowled through the "preferences" menus and finally in the "keyboard and mouse" section found, under shortcuts, "reverse black and white". Still puzzled at how Kiki figured this one out, I then had to find a way to look up which keys were represented by the keyboard shortcut symbols....ah. finally. Back to normal.
    Thanks for your comments!
    I will turn off the computer when I leave next time! turning off the monitor is obviously not enough! She's watching me type now, and is probably memorizing.....


    Glad everything has turned out well. You don't have to turn off your Mac, just log out . . . assuming you have a user accounts set up (always a good idea, especially since it allows you to set up guest log ins if you have a visitor who wants to use your Mac to check eMail--no worrys then about them inadvertently changing your settings).
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    My cat reversed the colors on the monitor (seriously)
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    Great thread and positive responses! We have those cats in the UK too - we call them IAMS cats because they can't read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Obviously...that's TWO in the same thread!

    - Nick

    I might as well confess that's only because I couldn't think of a third one.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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