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I have difficulty viewing different types of colors.

Many would call it a color impairment, because when I see to many colors my brain gets overloaded. I would like the following for Windows 7 How can I use my macbook in grayscale?

Is there accessibility setting that can make all windows in Windows 7 black and white?

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Try NegativeScreen:

NegativeScreen is a Windows application allowing you to invert your screen colors. Apart from accessibility matters, this software is especially useful when you are surfing on the internet in a dark room, and the screen is dazzling you.

NegativeScreen was designed to work without impacting the performances and fluidity of your computer. Unlike the Windows Magnifier, which is also capable of such color inversion, it was specifically designed to be easy and convenient to use.

Different inversion modes are provided, including “smart” modes, allowing black and white inversion, while keeping colors (about) the same.

The different inversion modes listed might be of use to you, including smart inversion 3 ("overall desaturated, yellows and blues plain bad, actually relaxing and very usable"), negative sepia, negative grayscale, and especially grayscale.

[Looks like this was developed by yaurthek, so if it helps you, you know whom to thank.]

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  • Hmm... It says I must have Windows Aero enabled for this to work properly. If this works both I am so thankful to both you(Karan) and yaurthek.
    – rob
    Feb 22, 2013 at 3:54
  • @yaurthek Thank You for such a wonderful application! Considering you made it, do you know of any way of having the Windows High Contrast theme enabled with Aero? I have difficulty viewing and would like something with High Contrast and Color Neutral(Black and White). Thanks!
    – rob
    Feb 22, 2013 at 4:02
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Go to the start menu and type "high contrast". Click the first link and choose a theme that will suit your needs.

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  • I am looking for all of Windows to display in black & white. So far this only appears to effect windows titles.
    – rob
    Feb 22, 2013 at 3:26
  • You want the images on webpages / pictures in black and white as well?
    – cutrightjm
    Feb 22, 2013 at 3:28
  • Yes the web, and icons, and Microsoft word, etc...
    – rob
    Feb 22, 2013 at 3:30
  • What monitor do you have?
    – cutrightjm
    Feb 22, 2013 at 3:34
  • I have an HP Elitebook 8460p with Matte display to cut down on glare. I am very sensitive to bright lights, and colors.
    – rob
    Feb 22, 2013 at 3:37
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Click Start Button > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Personalization

Scroll down and select one of the high contrast themes

If the colours are not all to your liking, click Window Colour below the themes list. Here you can adjust the colours of individual screen elements.

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  • I am looking for all of Windows to display in black & white. So far this only appears to effect windows titles.
    – rob
    Feb 22, 2013 at 3:27
  • For example I would like the web to be in black and white.
    – rob
    Feb 22, 2013 at 3:33
  • Are you using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or something else for your web browser? Feb 22, 2013 at 3:34
  • Well I would like all applications, icons, Microsoft Word, Microsoft powerpoint, etc... to be in black and white. Just using the web browser as an example. I currently have firefox, chrome, and internet explorer installed.
    – rob
    Feb 22, 2013 at 3:36
  • I'm assuming from your comment on ekaj's answer that you would like a black background with white characters. The built in themes don't seem to have a theme that matches that well, but High Contrast Black seems like a good starting point. After selecting that, you will have to use the Window Colour dialog to change the rest of the text, etc. that isn't white to white. The High Contrast White theme is all black and white, but the background is white and I expect that that will be too bright for your needs. Feb 22, 2013 at 3:43

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