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    My Daughter Changed My Background Color

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    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!!

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    My Daughter Changed My Background Color
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    My Daughter Changed My Background Color

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    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...

    PLEASE HELP!!
    Thank you in advance for your help

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    My Daughter Changed My Background Color
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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.
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    My Daughter Changed My Background Color
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    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.
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    My Daughter Changed My Background Color

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    OMG...that worked...you rock!! thank you sooo much

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    My Daughter Changed My Background Color
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    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.
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    My Daughter Changed My Background Color
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    What an amazing child! You need to get her into computer school!

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    White on Black and Grey scale, she had fun....
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    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.

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    Got rep too, so that is why I asked. Glad to see we saw a result.
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    My Daughter Changed My Background Color
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    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!

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