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How to change the colours on the screen in macOS 12 Monterey

How to change the colours on the screen in macOS 12 Monterey

  • Greyscale: monochrome display
  • Red/ Green: for Protanopia colour blindness
  • Green/Red: for Deuteranopia colour blindness
  • Blue/Yellow: for Tritanopia colour blindness
  • Colour Tint: overlay the screen with a single colour filter

Short guide:

  1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.
  2. Click Accessibility.
  3. In the sidebar, click Display, then select the Colour Filters tab on the right.
  4. Tick the checkbox for Enable Colour Filters.
  5. Click the drop-down menu for Filter Type and choose the type of filter you would like to apply.

Before and after

Images showing the computer screen before and after the greyscale filter has been applied

This section gives you step by step instructions on how to apply Colour Filters in macOS 12 Monterey, with pictures of the screens to help.

Open System Preferences

1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen and choose System Preferences from the menu.

Open the Accessibility settings

2. In the System Preferences window, click Accessibility.

Find the Colour Filters settings

3. In the sidebar, click Display, then select the Colour Filters tab on the right.

Choose Filter Type

4. Click the drop-down menu for Filter Type and choose the type of filter you would like to apply.

Enable Colour Filters

5. Tick the checkbox for Enable Colour Filters.

Make adjustments to the filter (not applicable to Greyscale)

6. After you have choose a filter, you can adjust the intensity of the filter using the slider at the bottom of the screen. Note: This option is not available for the Greyscale filter.

7. If you choose Colour Tint, you can choose the tint colour and the intensity of the tint.

Close System Preferences

8. When you are happy with your settings, close System Preferences by clicking the Close button (red circle) in the top-left corner of the window or using the Cmd + W keyboard shortcut.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example). If so, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for help.

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