Tutorial: How to customize your Apple display?
Set the grayscale, contrast, cursor, and zoom.
Just like iOS, the Mac hides some great features in the Accessibility section of System Preferences. Today we are going to introduce some simple ways to teach you how to adjust your Mac’s display, making it easier for you to use.
The first is the display section. Open System Preferences, then click Accessibility and select Display. You will see many options, some of which are useful:
• Use grayscale.
• Increase contrast.
• Cursor options.
Turn the display gray
My personal favorite feature is the background brightening, which darkens the text, and adds outlines to the interface elements. Overall, the enhanced contrast makes the entire user interface clearer and easier to use, which you might like.
Mouse pointer never lost
There are two options of mouse pointer, one is to shake the position of mouse pointer. Occasionally we can hardly find the mouse on a white interface. This feature helps you find the missing pointer on the big screen. Simply use your mouse or trackpad to shake the pointer, it will become very large and easy to see. When you stop shaking, it will return to normal size.
You can also drag the slider to choose to permanently increase the size of the cursor, through which you get a fixed larger mouse pointer. But on contrast, when you enter text, there will be an enlarged text interpolator that block your sight.
Another convenient feature is zoom, which is located in the System Preferences, to zoom in on specific parts of the screen. There are two ways to zoom, one is full-screen zoom, and the other is in a floating “picture-in-picture” window, just like looking at a magnifying glass on the screen.
Both of these zoom styles have their own advanced options (under the option button). Full-screen zoom is more intuitive and can be set to follow the mouse cursor.
You can turn the zoom on and off with the ⌥⌘8 shortcut on your keyboard, or change the zoom level by holding down the ^ Control and using two fingers to zoom in and out on the trackpad. These shortcuts are all customizable.
They also have a lot of very useful features designed for Mac’s accessibility settings. For example, customized subtitles and reminder flash screens, etc., are worth a try.