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Cat ran over keyboard and My screen has turned black and white negative...


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Hi,

This is my first post, so apologies for being dumb. I have Mac OS 10.3.7 and my cat ran over my keyboard and now the screen looks like a black and white negative. I don't know how to get rid of it! The login screen is fine and in colour, as is the other accounts, but my main account is stuck like this! Anyone know how to get rid of it???
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Hi,

This is my first post, so apologies for being dumb. I have Mac OS 10.3.7 and my cat ran over my keyboard and now the screen looks like a black and white negative. I don't know how to get rid of it! The login screen is fine and in colour, as is the other accounts, but my main account is stuck like this! Anyone know how to get rid of it???

ummmm... see if you can get the cat to run across the keyboard in the opposite direction??
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ummmm... see if you can get the cat to run across the keyboard in the opposite direction??
Ha ha I tried that but it did not work! Stupid thing!
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sorry, but this is really bugging me now... you can see what is happening on this screenshot

okay i just switched user, so i got colour and the screenshot is not exactly what I am seeing... its like that in black and white, but negative. It is very weird!
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sorry, but this is really bugging me now... you can see what is happening on this screenshot

okay i just switched user, so i got colour and the screenshot is not exactly what I am seeing... its like that in black and white, but negative. It is very weird!

have you tried control+option+command+8???
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if that's the problem. then that cat my have some good aiming....

Josh
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Sweet action! That works! the forum is red... nice

Yes, he does have some good aiming he is a very ...er... special cat.

Cheers, but one question... why such a feature???
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It is under Universal Access where you can set your display to black and white or grayscale. This is for people who have bad vision who can't see everything clearly in the color

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
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The screen looks really nice in black and white its abit like the 'blacklight' screen saver that I have but then that also slowly changes colour. Your cat must be a OS X expert and wanted to show you some extra features of the system.
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would a black and white screen save on battery?
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i dont think so

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glad to hear it worked. haha... that would be a funny support call to apple.

"ya my cat ran over my keyboard and now my display has no color..."

wondor how much they would charge you for that fix?

Josh
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...They would probably just remind you of the keyboard 'shortcut.' The fact that we memorize these things off the tops of our heads is terrifying. But lmao. I guess your cat figured, 'If I can't see in color, neither will my owners!' Shows that smart kitties are Mac users.

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hi

its obvious what has happened here the answer is
in black and white and staring you right in the face.

you been a newcastle supporter for so long everything just looks
black and white.

lol - howay the lads

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p.s. can we keep bellamy - come on the hoops :biohazard

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You probably cat'ed a binary file which is not advisable ... Use 'strings' instead
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