[Solved] Button highlight colors too dark to read

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[Solved] Button highlight colors too dark to read

Postby AlanKtucson » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:36 pm

When opening any window to change document settings all Buttons are either Black text on Black background or Blue on Blue.
VERY hard to read and I'd like to change them. They either look like this or Black on Black;
Mac 15" Retina, OS 10.14.5, Light color scheme in Sys Prefs.

Thank you, Alan Kearney
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Re: Button highlight colors too dark to read

Postby MrProgrammer » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:28 pm

Hi, and welcome to the forum.

AlanKtucson wrote:Buttons are either Black text on Black background or Blue on Blue. VERY hard to read and I'd like to change them.
You may be able to adjust the contrast a bit; [Tutorial] Mac FAQ Q47/A47

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Re: Button highlight colors too dark to read

Postby AlanKtucson » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:30 am

No joy after clearing Font Cache. That was the only tip in your link that was remotely related to problem.
Thanks anyway.
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Re: Button highlight colors too dark to read

Postby robleyd » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:30 am

When I follow MrProgrammer's link and look at A47 it refers me to Q15/A15 which has a number of suggestions about contrast and colours; I'll repeat it here:

Q15: Does OpenOffice run on MacOS 10.12 and later?
A15: Yes, but on some of Apple's hardware you may need to set:
•  → System Preferences → Displays → uncheck Increase contrast → Move slider for Display Contrast all the way to the left.
•  → System Preferences → Displays → Colors → Apple RGB (or Generic RGB) (you may have to uncheck Show profiles for this display only), or
•  → System Preferences → Energy Saver → uncheck Automatic graphics switching, or
•  → System Preferences → Accessibility → Display → {experiment with these settings to discover what works best for you}.
System Preferences are set individually for each user so if your Mac has more than one account, you will want to adjust these settings for every user. Preferences for the Guest User are set to defaults each time you log in, so you will need to adjust these settings each time. Also see Q39/A39.


Have you tried those suggestions?
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Re: Button highlight colors too dark to read

Postby AlanKtucson » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:13 am

David, thanks again. The 'increase contrast' in OS 10.14.5 is located in Sys Prefs > Accessibility > Display. I had looked in Sys Prefs > Displays before but nothing there.
Anyway, I'm very happy to report that 'unchecking' Increase Contrast makes the Blue less intense and the Black text much easier to read :)

It's a Global change so I'll have to see if I like it for everything but so far that's made the issue much easier to deal with!
I'll report that this is Solved for my needs. Thanks again.

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Re: [Solved] Button highlight colors too dark to read

Postby MrProgrammer » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:18 am

AlanKtucson wrote:The 'increase contrast' in OS 10.14.5 is located in Sys Prefs > Accessibility > Display.
Thank you. I've updated Mac FAQ A15 with that information.
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