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AppleScript to change Display color-depth?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 13, 2006 11:29AM
Man, I am TOO rusty with AppleScript!

I need an Applescript to just channge the number of colors the monitor is displaying.. (from Thousands to Millions)..

Why?
Becuase the "Student" account can't access the System Preferences, and I need to be able to remotely change the number of colors for some applications using an older version of Remote Desktop (1.2).

Appreciate any syntax tips!






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Re: AppleScript to change Display color-depth?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: January 13, 2006 11:41AM
If OS X can't you just set it up to display in the menu bar and bypass the system preferences? Or will the system still not display it because of the student account being restricted??

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Re: AppleScript to change Display color-depth?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 13, 2006 11:49AM
Unfortunately in order to do that, I need to first allow access to the System preferences to get that to display in the menu bar (unless there's a way to put it there I'm not aware of), then disable it again..

That would take all day to do to the computers in the lab...





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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: AppleScript to change Display color-depth?
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: January 13, 2006 12:07PM
I've been needing something like this, too. But can't figure out how to script it. It SHOULD BE easy.
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Re: AppleScript to change Display color-depth?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 13, 2006 12:09PM
You'd think so!!!

I'd even be happy with a cron script... if I knew anything about 'em...






Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: AppleScript to change Display color-depth?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: January 13, 2006 02:19PM
How about Automator????

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Re: AppleScript to change Display color-depth?
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: January 13, 2006 05:30PM
I could not get automator to record anything
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