OS X Yosemite: Display pane of Accessibility preferences

Display pane of Accessibility preferences

Make items on the screen easier to see and the display easier to read.

To open this pane, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Accessibility, then click Display.

Invert colors

Invert the colors on your display. For example, text appears in white on a black background.

Use grayscale

Remove colors from the screen.

Differentiate without color

Use shapes, in addition to or instead of color, to convey status or information.

Increase contrast

Increase the contrast of items on the screen (such as borders around buttons or boxes) without changing the contrast of the screen itself.

Reduce transparency

Replace the transparent effect used on some backgrounds in OS X with a darker background, to improve contrast and readability.

Display contrast

Increase the screen contrast.

Cursor size

Increase the size of the pointer.

To quickly set some display options, press Option-Command-F5.

You can enable keyboard shortcuts for inverting colors and changing the contrast in the Accessibility section of the Shortcuts pane of Keyboard preferences. To open the pane, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Shortcuts.

Published Date: Sep 23, 2015
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