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Display has lost it's color.

by chrispy987 / February 9, 2007 5:49 PM PST

I've just installed MacSpeech iListen. It went well, but now my display is in grayscale. The settings say it's trying for millions of colors in the max resolution. Changing the settings for colors and resoultion haven't changed this behavior.

The computer boots normally. The gray splash page looks right. The blue splash page is full color. When the desktop is first shown it is in color until something loads. It might be the iListen stuff or it might be something else.

The System is a 17" PowerBook G4, 1 GB. OS Version = 10.4.8. I've run verifying permissions on the disk.

Does anyone have a good way to deal with this problem? Thanks

Chris Peterson

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Step one
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 9, 2007 10:37 PM PST

Take a look in the Startup items and see if iListen is starting up when you boot. If it is, take a look at the iListen preferences to see if there is anything that would change the color settings on your monitor.

If nothing:

Try uninstalling MacSpeech iListen and see if your color comes back.


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Gray areas
by chrispy987 / February 12, 2007 10:57 AM PST
In reply to: Step one

I've checked the color settings, and I don't see any options for that in files related to iListen.
I've put iListen in the trash, emptied the trash, and there is no change. What I thought was the corrections box is still on top. I'll check further for MacSpeech related .plists. This is beginning to feel like a Windows application that hides is self in many places, or is that a virus?

Any further help is greatly appreciated.

Chris P.

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