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nelsone 03-08-2009 11:50 PM

My Daughter Changed My Background Color
Ok People, I need help!!

I have absolutely no idea how my 3 year old daughter did this but she managed to change the background color of my computer to black where it makes all the images look transluscent. I basically only see outlines of images on my screen, I have no color except for black. I have tried to change it back to no success. Can anyone help me get my computer back to its normal colors.

Thanks in advance!! :)

cwa107 03-08-2009 11:58 PM

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nelsone 03-09-2009 12:03 AM

My daughter changed my background color to black
Hello all,

I have absolutely no idea how my 3 year old daughter did this but she managed to hit a few buttons on my mac and completely change the background color. All of the images on my screen looks translucent with a black background. Basically, I do not see colors anymore just outlines of images. Amazingly, I cannot figure out how to get it back to the way it was before...:(

Thank you in advance for your help :)

dtravis7 03-09-2009 12:42 AM

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System Preferences, Universal Access. Sounds like it's set to Black on White and maybe the slider is all the way up. It should be at Normal.

xstep 03-09-2009 12:45 AM

If it is inverted then read this.

Otherwise I'd try Preferences and change the background colour there. See the 'Desktop & Screen Saver' tab, and the 'Desktop'.

Lastly, perhaps it is a 'Universal Access' option also under Preferences. Perhaps the 'Display' option under the 'Seeing' tab.

nelsone 03-09-2009 12:45 AM

OMG...that rock!! thank you sooo much :)

matt1985 03-09-2009 02:17 AM

possibly one of the settings under Universal Access --> Seeing --> Display

The "black on white" settings and/or "contrast"

there some keyboard shortcuts which can alter these settings so she may have just mashed the keyboard and changed some of those settings.

PapaNoHair 03-09-2009 02:30 AM

What an amazing child! You need to get her into computer school!

torchy 03-09-2009 03:18 AM

White on Black and Grey scale, she had fun....
System Prefs > Universal Access > Seeing

xstep 03-09-2009 10:20 PM

What worked?

D3v1L80Y 03-09-2009 10:29 PM

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dtravis7 03-09-2009 10:42 PM


Originally Posted by xstep (Post 816579)
What worked?

The Universal Access settings. I would have still been not sure but got rep so figured it solved it. Kids or Cats on keyboards can change those settings quite easily. Seen it done over and over.

xstep 03-10-2009 01:05 AM

Got rep too, so that is why I asked. Glad to see we saw a result.

dtravis7 03-10-2009 01:31 AM


Originally Posted by xstep (Post 816645)
Got rep too, so that is why I asked. Glad to see we saw a result.

In the end that is the good thing, they solved their problem. There were 2 threads also so it got a bit mixed up! :D

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