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Change The Highlight Colour Within Finder

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Your Mac has many settings which allow you to customise it a large amount. Today we are going to customise the highlight colour within Finder. This applies for both the highlight colour when you select an item within Finder, select text, and when you highlight a window when you use screen grab on window. There may be other areas where this highlight is changed. This setting appears within System Preferences and not within Finder.

Changing The Highlight Colour

Changing the highlight colour is very simple. Open System Preferences and select the General tab. The second drop down option is entitled ‘Highlight Color’. From the list there is a variety of different  default colours you can pick. You can also use the colour pick to pick your favourite colour. Read a previous post on how to pick the exact colour want.

There is simple list where you can change the colour. You can also choose your own.

There is simple list where you can change the colour. You can also choose your own.

This highlight colour will appear everywhere. So far it will appear when you select text, select a Finder item. I have also found it appears when you use Command + Shift + 4 then spacebar to select a window to take an image. It may appear in other locations. If you find one please leave a comment.

Here the colour has been changed to a dark purple. There are plenty of colours to choose.

Here the colour has been changed to a dark purple. There are plenty of colours to choose.

This is another one of these settings that is in a weird place. I would have put this setting in Finder.

If you want to learn more about these topics I recommend the Missing Manual. I used a a Tiger copy when I first received my Mac.


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