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eastonthewestsi 01-14-2011 10:26 AM

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?

MYmacROX 01-14-2011 10:39 AM

Let me Google that for you.

Jaygray 01-14-2011 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by MYmacROX (Post 1169399)
Let me Google that for you.

I believe this is the website you were looking for. Let me google that for you

RavingMac 01-14-2011 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by eastonthewestsi (Post 1169393)
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.

bobtomay 01-14-2011 10:55 AM

And you're not the first who's cat has figured out how to do that. It's a conspiracy.

RavingMac 01-14-2011 11:02 AM

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! ;)

dtravis7 01-14-2011 11:19 AM

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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.

pigoo3 01-14-2011 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by bobtomay (Post 1169415)
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!;)

- Nick

RavingMac 01-14-2011 11:51 AM

So do these qualify as Cat . . . astrophic failures?

Please don't throw anything! I am a recovering pun adict.

pigoo3 01-14-2011 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Razormac (Post 1169453)

Please don't throw anything! I am a recovering pun adict.

Obviously...that's TWO in the same thread!;)

- Nick

eastonthewestsi 01-14-2011 01:02 PM

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.....

toMACsh 01-14-2011 01:12 PM

I guess you need a dog screen saver. A big dog.

RavingMac 01-14-2011 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by eastonthewestsi (Post 1169493)
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).

MacGandalf 01-14-2011 02:50 PM

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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. :Cool:

RavingMac 01-14-2011 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by pigoo3 (Post 1169485)
Obviously...that's TWO in the same thread!;)

- Nick

:Blushing:
I might as well confess that's only because I couldn't think of a third one.


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