Using Universal Access’s ‘White on Black’ in Low-Light

Tom Yager has an interesting tip:

When I use my PowerBook in dark spaces like conference sessions, I find that even the dimmest backlight setting is too bright. Control-Option-Command-8 switches the display to greyscale, then inverts it (in other words, black text on white becomes white text on black). The light output falls by half or more. It looks strange — the Dock icons are a really a trip in negative grayscale — but the entire GUI is perfectly usable.

(Via Nat Irons, via email.)

Wednesday, 9 February 2005