Like iOS, the Mac has some excellent features hidden within the accessibility section of the System Preferences application (also known as Settings). Today we are going to see how to adjust the Mac screen to make it easier for anyone to use. You can adjust the colors, make the elements of the page easier to see and even turn everything black and white. Let's see what is what.
The first stop is the Screen section. To find this, open the application System Preferences and click on the Accessibility icon . Then choose the tab Show . As you can see in the screenshot above, there are many options, some more useful than others. My favorites are:
- Use grayscale.
- Increase the contrast.
- Cursor options.
Turn your Mac's screen into gray
Using grayscale removes all color from the screen. It is quite repairing, but I think it can slow me down, especially when moving from one application to another. The color of an application's icon makes it much faster to find it in the dock, for example. One thing to keep in mind about the grayscale option: it only affects the actual display. That is, if you take a screenshot, that screenshot will remain in color the next time you return to normal view.
Increase the contrast of the screen
Perhaps my favorite of all these features is Increase the contrast . This clarifies the backgrounds, obscures the text, adds an outline to the interface elements and, best of all, makes the symbols on the "traffic light buttons" of a window white instead of black.
In general, the configuration Increase contrast makes the entire user interface sharper and easier to use. Black contours also make it a bit of a cartoon, which you might like. Most of the screenshots here are activated.
Never lose the mouse pointer
Here are two excellent options for the mouse pointer. One is Shake the mouse pointer to locate . This helps you find a lost pointer on a large screen. Simply use the mouse or touchpad to shake the pointer, and it will grow enormously, making it very easy to detect. When it stops shaking, it returns to normal size.
You can also choose to permanently increase the cursor size. In this case, you get a good large mouse pointer, but you also see larger versions of the text insertion cursor, and more. The problem here is that the text insertion cursor, for example, looks terrible when zoomed.