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Important: This document is part of the Legacy section of the ADC Reference Library. This information should not be used for new development.

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Version: 1.0

Posted: 2003-01-30

Build Requirements: N/A

Runtime Requirements: Carbon

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Under System 7, the Finder switches to the black&white version of all the desktop icons when certain required colors aren't available in the device's color table. This snippet shows which colors are needed in the system color table for the desktop icons to be displayed in their color version. Also with these colors, the apple icon in the menu bar will remain in color as well.

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Date Notes
2003-01-30First Version

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