How to Change the Colors on a MacBook Display

By Julius Vandersteen

Just as you paint your living room walls blue or white to suit your taste, when you use a MacBook, a laptop computer made by Apple, you can change the colors on the display according to your preferences. Adjust the system preferences to change settings for the color of buttons, windows and menus, as well as the color of the desktop. After all, there's no need to stare at a yellow screen if green is your favorite color.

Step 1

Click the "Apple" logo from the Finder menu, and then click "System Preferences."

Step 2

Click "Appearances." Click the "Appearance" pull-down menu. Click on a color to use for the overall look of your MacBook's display, including buttons, windows and menus.

Step 3

Click the "Highlight Color" pull-down menu. Click a color to use for text when it is selected.

Step 4

Click "Show All" at the top of the window.

Step 5

Click "Desktop and Screen Saver."

Step 6

Click the "Desktop" tab.

Step 7

Click on "Solid Colors" in the left pane, and then click on a color for your desktop.

Step 8

Click the red circle at the top of the "Desktop and Screen Saver" window to close it.