Change Display settings for accessibility on Mac
On your Mac, use Display settings for accessibility to make items on the screen, including the pointer, easier to see, make text easier to read, reduce motion and apply color filters or tints to the screen, and more.
To change these settings, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Accessibility in the sidebar, then click Display on the right. (You may need to scroll down.)
Open Display settings for accessibility for me
Invert colors on your display—for example, show white text on a black background.
If you enable color filters or turn on Night Shift, “Invert colors” is automatically disabled.
Invert colors mode
Choose to invert colors everywhere except in photos and images (Smart), or invert colors everywhere (Classic).
Stop or reduce the movement of elements on the screen—for example, when you open apps, switch between desktops, or open and close Notification Center.
Dim flashing lights
For supported media, automatically dim content that depicts flashing or strobing lights.
Note: This option is available only on Mac computers with Apple silicon. Content is processed on device in real time. “Dim flashing lights” should not be relied upon for the treatment of any medical condition.
Increase the contrast of items on the screen (such as borders around buttons or boxes) without changing the contrast of the screen itself.
Replace the transparent effect used on some backgrounds in macOS with a solid background, to improve contrast and readability.
Differentiate without color
Use shapes, in addition to or instead of color, to convey status or information.
Show window title icons
Show a window’s icon (if available) in the window’s title bar. The icon can make it easier to distinguish among windows or tabs when you have several open—for example, Finder windows showing Recents, Downloads, and iCloud Drive.
Show toolbar button shapes
Show a subtle border around toolbar buttons to indicate the area to click when selecting a toolbar button.
Menu bar size
Set the font size in the menu bar to Large or back to Default. You must log out and log in again to see the change in menu bar font size.
Drag the slider to increase or decrease the screen contrast.
Shake mouse pointer to locate
Quickly move your finger on the trackpad or quickly move the mouse to temporarily enlarge the pointer so you can find it.
Increase or decrease the size of the pointer.
Pointer outline color
Select a color for the outline of the pointer.
Pointer fill color
Select a color to fill the inside of the pointer outline.
Reset the pointer outline and fill colors to the default settings (white outline and black fill).
Adjust display colors using the selected filter type.
Choose a filter type: Grayscale, Red/Green (for protanopia), Green/Red (for deuteranopia), Blue/Yellow (for tritanopia), or Color Tint. For all the filters (except for Grayscale), drag the slider to adjust the intensity.
If you choose the Color Tint filter, click the Tint color well to customize the color.
To quickly turn Invert Colors, Increase Contrast, Reduce Transparency, and Color Filters on or off using the Accessibility Shortcuts panel, press Option-Command-F5 (or if your Mac or Magic Keyboard has Touch ID, quickly press Touch ID three times).
To specify which options are available in the panel, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Accessibility in the sidebar, then click Shortcut on the right. (You may need to scroll down.)