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    Colours gone "negative"

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    Colours gone "negative"
    Hey there,

    yeah I know, keep kids away from computers... don't I know! Unfortunately, my friends' two-year-old managed to sneak up to my (running) MacBook behind our backs. We caught him banging away at the keyboard, ouch.

    After dragging him away, I saw that apparently no damage had been done - apart from the fact that the colours on my screen seem to have reversed, like looking at the negative of a photograph (those of you who remember negatives, and "real" photos ;-)).

    I tried:
    - The option "Calibrate" in System Preferences/Displays/Colour.
    - ColorSync "Display", repair - brought up the message "no problems detected" or similar.

    Argh! Any way to change it back to normal? I've shut down, restarted, updated software, coaxed and cried (well, so I didn't cry perhaps ;-)). I thought it might be an issue with the hardware, but it's not because when I start up the MacBook, for a split-second my desktop background shows up correctly, until it switches back to the "negative" form.

    Anyone?

    Desperate,
    Regina

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    Colours gone "negative"
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    Try Control+Option+Command+8.
    "60% of the time it works, every time."
    - Brian Fantana

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    Colours gone "negative"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanFlan View Post
    Try Control+Option+Command+8.
    Thanks! I'm really really sorry, please bear with me, I'm neither a technical person nor is English my first language. What's Option and Command? I think Option is the apple key, right? And Command?

    Sorry again :-S

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    Colours gone "negative"
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    Just hold down the 3 keys directly to the left of you space bar. While doing this, press 8.
    "60% of the time it works, every time."
    - Brian Fantana

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    Colours gone "negative"

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    It worked! Thank you soooo much, you're a genius!!

    HOW the little beggar found those keys, I'll never know. Next time they come to visit, I'll put him in chains ;-)

    Thanks again,
    Regina

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