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The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Adjusting contrast!

It is possible to adjust the contrast on screen using a rather complicated shortcut. The info about the shortcut is located in the Keyboard Shortcuts section of System Preferences. The shortcut to increase contrast is "Ctrl - Option - Command - . ". Decreasing contrast is done with "Ctrl - Option - Command - , ".

7 Comments:

Blogger Lipwak said...

Very cool. I've had Macs for more than 10 years and have never known that contrast could be adjusted. I assume that the range is from normal/default to extreme? There is no gauge that shows you where you are on the scale if you adjust it. I assume one starts off at the bottom edge of the adjustment? Having adjusted it I have no idea where it started out other than a rough estimate, which is fine.

This might come in handy when I use EyeTV since the picture I get is darker than what I get on my TV. At least it gives me more options to fine tune the pic with.

April 28, 2008 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Cássio said...

where can i check my contrast. I THINK it is in the minimum. At least looks better like that.

April 28, 2008 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger nytaxi13 said...

thank you! really useful when you want to make a quick change to see something differently in photoshop before putting a filter over it OR for video editing.

April 28, 2008 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Mijail said...

Lipwak, cássio: check System Preferences -> Universal Access. There you'll find the contrast slider, along with its keyboard accelerators.

April 28, 2008 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Lipwak said...

Thanks Mijail. I had forgotten about that.

April 28, 2008 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Matt Sweeny said...

Thanks for the info, it's still helpful today!

April 4, 2012 at 3:23 AM  
Blogger rajesh said...

I have an imac G4, and would like to restore it to its original settings like when you first got it.
Does any know how to do this?
F.Y.I. - I don't have the OSX discs so is there a way to do this without the discs?

July 16, 2013 at 6:14 AM  

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