Mac OSX White on Black

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To all OS X users:

If you want bedazzlement, try this. In System Preferences in the Accessibility field somewhere you can change the display so it displays as white on black. I at least know that you can do this in 10.4.8, which is what I have. I launched GF4 like this and was amazed. If I knew how to take screenshots, I would post one. Could someone tell me how?

Anyway, if you haven't seen this, check it out. It's very interesting.

This was made for dyslexic people right? I've heard that this can be easier for them to read.

[ Tuesday, July 10, 2007 13:17: Message edited by: A Sunburned Fractal ]

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Mac OS X screen-shot keys are:
Cmnd+Shift+4 for a section of the screen
Cmnd+Shift+4 then Space for the contents of a window
Cmnd+Shift+3 for the entire screen

The zoom feature is quite fun too.

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Taking screenshots in Mac OS X.

EDIT: Curses! Foiled again.

On the other hand, not being a Mac user, I had to look that up. ;)

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[ Tuesday, July 10, 2007 13:25: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Thanks for the help!

Edit: Foolish me. I wonder why I didn't think of looking it up. Thank you, though.

[ Tuesday, July 10, 2007 13:25: Message edited by: A Sunburned Fractal ]

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quote:
Originally written by A Sunburned Fractal:

I at least know that you can do this in 10.4.8, which is what I have.
There have been two updates since then, Why aren't you running 10.4.10?

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Is it free?

Edit: Well, for one thing, I don't have an Intel.

[ Tuesday, July 10, 2007 13:51: Message edited by: A Sunburned Fractal ]

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So.... What do the screenshots look like?

Edit: And if the screenshots look awesome, is there anyway of doing this in windows?

[ Tuesday, July 10, 2007 14:34: Message edited by: Leftover Sauerkraut ]

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quote:
Originally written by A Sunburned Fractal:

Is it free?

Edit: Well, for one thing, I don't have an Intel.

The incremental updates are free. When 10.5 comes out, you have to pay for that. Also, Apple is continuing to support PPC with every update, so that excuse doesn't fly. The system should have prompted you automatically when the updates were made available, but you can do it manually by clicking the Apple logo in the upper left corner and selecting 'Software Update". It really is a good idea, since these updates fix various bugs and security holes.

Also, I checked out the inverted color thing. It does look pretty cool. They have the option on Windows, but it just switches black and white. THis inverts the entire screen.

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I learned the white on black trick a while back. I prefer, however, the keyboard shortcut that does the same, but keeps colour. Essentially, everything looks like a colour negative. It's rather amusing to casual walk by a computer, type Control Alt Apple 8, and watch the owner try to correct it. Sometimes, though, it only goes to white on black. Still, fun.

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All right, there's the first one. GF4 shots like this coming soon... IMAGE(http://picasaweb.google.com/thefractalman/Screenshots/photo#5085965485370220898)
Curse the UBB!! Why can't I link this photo? Trying again...

Bah! I was afraid of this. Even if I did know how to link the photo, it doesn't show up as white on black. I wish the screenshot would retain the display formatting. Oh well. But if you do know how to do this, try launching games; I tried GF4 first in Southforge: pretty crazy, I wish I could post it.

[ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 06:55: Message edited by: A Sunburned Fractal ]

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Photoshop provides a satisfactory illustration, however. Here's about what you would see:
IMAGE(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i157/wgrandbois/drayk.jpg)

Edit: Changed the picture to Geneforge.

[ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 07:37: Message edited by: Actaeon ]

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How did you get that? I have Photoshop, so tell me so I can try.

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Image > Adjustments > Invert
Or just Command I

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Unbound drayks! Looks like the drayks of Gesslin Freehold and in Northforge decided there was only one solution to the drakon's increasing arrogance...

Edit: Dikiyoba forgot that this thread was in General and not in Geneforge. Oh well. Not much difference, sometimes.

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