Okay. This is wierd. I don't know if my daughter touched something she shouldn't have on my Macbook Pro but my whole user interface has inverted so everything on it looks like a photo negative. At first I thought it looked kind of cool but it didn't take long for it to get really annoying. I've looked through my System prefs and everywhere else I could think of but I'm stumped. The only way I've been able to continue working on my MBP was to create a whole new user so the effect is exclusive to that one user. Does anyone have any ideas?
I tried taking screen captures but they show up normal on another computer so it must be in my monitor preferences. I should take a picture with my digital camera though
Your computer may display a negative image if someone or something presses many keys at the same time.
Yup that's exactly what happened. Never ceases to amaze me how a 1 year old can find the right combination of buttons or whatever to do something to disturb my workflow or destroy things.
This is a feature? What use would it be other than to wreak havoc on some unsuspecting mac user. I could see some young kid going into a school library and changing all their macs to a negative image. It would most likely have them scratching their heads just like me.
Yes, it is a feature! It is used at times you do not want to be noticed, like when stealing someones wifi signal. It is also used on notebooks when you really have to stretch the battery out, because the B&W inverted mode uses less power than when running in colour, especially when the screen brightness is turned down. Not that anyone really uses it, except for those very specific times. The Shades utility also helps, since it allows for a finer control of screen brightness.
This is actually a very legitimate and very useful feature if you have poor vision - that's what it's for and that's why it's part of Universal access under system preferences.
I don't see how it does anything for the two scenarios EvanPitts mentioned - having a black screen doesn't reduce the brightness of the LCD screen backlighting and as "not to be noticed" - I think a black screen is more noticable and draws more attention than a regular screen.
At the local Staples, the employees changed the black MacBook displays to the inverted screens. Amazing that they could figure this out;
Well, they have nothing else to do.
Always amazes me how Staples stays in business - maybe corporate sales.
Whenever I go, all the employees are chatting with each other or playing with a computer. Nobody ever thinks of helping a customer and when you finally coax one of them to give you the time of day, they know less about the products than you do - and I'm not even talking Mac or Apple products.
Last time I went in for an ink cartridge - the sales guy was ready to sell me one for the wrong printer and for the wrong colour - I wanted black he was ready to pack up magenta (black was out f stock).