Tag Archives: OS X

Mac Trick – Invert Screen Colors

To invert the colors on your mac, use the shortcut ⌘ (command key) + option/alt + control + 8 (all at the same time). For those not confortable with shortcuts, you can do the same by going to  (Apple logo at upper-left hand corner_ -> System Preferences, and clicking “Universal Access” under Personal. From there, checking ‘White on Black’ will have the same effect.

Take a look at the two images below of what my screen normally looks like, and what my screen looks like when the colors are inverted

Do keep in mind if you take any screenshots in the ‘inverted color’ mode, the screenshot will not come out with inverted colors. If you would like to have inverted colored screenshots, you must manually invert the image in an image editing program.

Mac – Change Default Application For Filetype

Recently, I have been getting tired of constantly having PHP files opened in Dreamweaver and having txt files opened in Text Edit. I prefer BBEdit since it offers Dreamweaver’s code highlighting but faster. To change the default application used to process ANY file, right click on the file, and click “Get Info.”

From there, you can choose the default application. Choose an application, and click “Change All.”

Congratulations! From that point on, that application will always be used to open that kind of file.