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okay so I was tinkering with my macbook pro and I saw this option that if I ticked the box, the desktop would go all black and white, then there's another option that it turns my desktop to look like a negative effect...now I can't find it. anyone know where I can find it? thanks a lot.


ps just got my new mbp like 2 weeks ago so bear with me.
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Is doing this sort of thing really a good idea?

You were playing around in Universal Access under System Preferences. That is also where you will be able to change it back.
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There nothing wrong with doing it...


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I use that one quite often early in the morning prior to coffee and eyes adjusting to being open.

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There nothing wrong with doing it...
There's EVERYTHING wrong with messing with your system **IF** you do not know how to find your way back.
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There's EVERYTHING wrong with messing with your system **IF** you do not know how to find your way back.
I agree with baggss. How else is a new user going to learn....?
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Well, you make a point ... forums like this would have little to talk about if everyone avoided user-caused problems ...
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There's EVERYTHING wrong with messing with your system **IF** you do not know how to find your way back.
What? Messing with your system is the BEST way to learn about it. I've learned more by randomly changing settings than I care to imagine.


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thank you i didn't mean for you guys to get fighting or whatever
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No fighting at all. Just different viewpoints.

I see what Chas is talking about but I am guilty of doing the same thing. When I first installed OSX on my Power Mac G4, I messed with every setting! I though can always figure a way back. That is how I learned.

And since we have this forum where people can get help if they can't get back, just ask and someone will help.
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I keep clones and time machine backups handy because I am self taught by experimenting.
Windows was never as forgiving, and I wasn't willing to risk it, but ever since switching to Macs, it has always been fun to experiment, and "see what happens."
The main thing is backups backup backups, install media handy, and time on your hands to reinstall and restore if tinkering around carelessly goes too far
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I keep clones and time machine backups handy because I am self taught by experimenting.

Same same. . . . . . . . . Shane .. Dane ...Blane ??? Stuff it cant remember lol

But mine WAS a biggy switching on FileVault thinking that it was that extra security that i needed..... How wrong i was took a OS reinstall to get my MB back to working order ..... So STAY AWAY from FileVault. It really isnt worth the heart ache and unless you have some Secret Squirrel ****e you need to hide from those colourful green men Dont do it ....
I learnt the hard way

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Same same. . . . . . . . . Shane .. Dane ...Blane ??? Stuff it cant remember lol
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LOL.... Nice one Tattster... I was hoping you'd get me back soon

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