Outdoor gigs can come with several challenges for many reasons, but one of the most common problems I used to encounter was not being able to see my screen on sunny days. Although this can be a nuisance there is a simple solution to this issue. You can simply invert the colors of your computer screen. Inverting your screen essentially reverses the screen colors from dark to light making things easier to view. This feature works best for black & white interfaces, backgrounds, and text, however it can also work for color images too.

How to use the “Invert Your Screen” Feature:

Macbook: Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of the menu bar > then “System Preferences” option> Click on “Accessibility”> select “Display”> Click on the “Invert Colors” option.

*You may also quickly access Invert Colors, Increase Contrast, and Reduce Transparency options by using the Accessibility Shortcuts panel. Press “Option-Command-F5” or if your Mac or Magic Keyboard has Touch ID, “quickly press Touch ID three times”. For older macbooks use the keyboard shortcut “command + option + control + 8”.

Windows: Press the “Windows Key and + key” to open the Magnifier tool> Press Ctrl + Alt + I and your  screen colors will be inverted.

Chromebook: Press “SHIFT + SEARCH (magnifying glass key) + H” and your Chromebook will enable high contrast mode.