Did your Mac’s red, yellow, and green buttons change to gray?



red yellow green

Ah, the Mac’s red, yellow, and green buttons: red for “close,” yellow for “minimize,” and green for “maximize” (sort of). You kind of get used to seeing them in that same red-yellow-green order. Until one day they’re all gray, like this:

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Yuck. This is not nearly as good as red-yellow-green. If your Mac’s buttons are gray, and you want to bring back the color, just go to…

Apple menu/System Preferences/General

Choose an Accent color in General preferences
Choose an Accent Color

and choose something other than Graphite as the Accent Color. (In Mojave, you get several choices. In other versions of the macOS you see just two: Graphite, and Blue, under the heading “Appearance.” Choose Blue.)



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