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10.4: Avoid a fast user switching color profile bug
Authored by: chiefthinker on Mar 13, '07 09:22:47AM

if any of the fixes listed do not fix your washed out display please look into the following.

Universal Access - Monitor Contrast Adjustments in OSX

Be aware that OSX introduces a feature in the "Universal Access" utility that can severely limit the performance of your monitor. To review this feature proceed as follows:

Click on the Apple icon (top-left) then on "System Preferences"
Next, click on the "Universal Access" icon (bottom-right).

Ensure that the "Seeing" tab is selected.

Under "Display", ensure that the "Enhance Contrast" slider is as far left as possible - this is the normal position.

If the slider is positioned even a small fraction of an inch from the left, there will be a loss of shadow contrast that can hide subtle shadow details in your images.

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Fast user switching color profile bug - an AppleScript that might help
Authored by: andrewj on Mar 20, '07 04:20:44PM

As a refinement to this excellent hint, on our systems at home we did this:
1) put an alias to the DMProxy file in a folder in the Shared User directory so that any user could use the fix without delving amongst the Frameworks and so on in the System directory.
2) I also wrote the following AppleScript, which does the job, and then, after a pause of 3 seconds, quits the - the script can do this only if your Terminal windows are set to show the active process name.

tell application "Finder"
open document file "DMProxy" of folder "Resources" of folder "A" of folder "Versions" of folder "CoreGraphics.framework" of folder "Frameworks" of folder "A" of folder "Versions" of folder "ApplicationServices.framework" of folder "Frameworks" of folder "Library" of folder "System" of startup disk
end tell
delay 3
tell application "Terminal"
if name of window 1 is "Completed Command" then
end if
end tell

This can be saved as a script (.scpt) which can be accessed from the Script Menu, or as an application (.app) wich can be used as a Toolbar Script in Finder windows.

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