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Display My 2 year old pushed something to make my displays look like negatives taken from a camera. When I go online or look at pics saved they all look like negatives from a camera. I have went into the sytem pref and tried everything. Please help!!

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Dear Yagerrd, This is a bugger that plagues many a Mac owner with children.  It is not known how the little tykes seem to get just the right button combination, but they seem to do it with remarkable ease.  Sit him in front of the Powerbook for a half hour and...just kidding.  Here's your solution:
Go to the System Preferences underneath the Blue Apple in the upper left of the screen.  Then, just open the Universal Access preference pane (yes, that is PANE, like window pane) and you will be under the "seeing" tab.  Look down the window to DISPLAY and right under the word "Display" will be a little radio button that says Black on White.  Click on that and you should be set to go!
If for some odd reason, this is not the solution, please right back and someone will assist you further, okay? Sincerely, Jeffrey Wrobel

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