Virtual desktops give windows purple tint

Created at: 2021-03-03 15:28:01
Questioner General

When I have wallpaper tinting enabled it causes all windows to get a purple hue. This only happens on virtual desktops that are not the one I start up on. So when I turn on my mac I won't have this issue on the virtual desktop I open on, but if I switch to a different one, or make a new one the tint appears. I have no idea what causes this, it has happened since I got the mac in December, and hasn't gone away with the following updates (on 11.2.1 now).

I have tried resetting the NVRAM and the PRAM, but the problem keeps occurring.

The problem actually get's fixed by changing the wallpaper to something else and the back again, but the next time I start my mac the issue will pop up again.



Has anyone else expierenced this issue? I can't find any other cases online.



Answer #1:

By: Priscilla Hyatt

When I have wallpaper tinting enabled it causes all windows to get a purple hue. This only happens on virtual desktops that are not the one I start up on. So when I turn on my mac I won't have this issue on the virtual desktop I open on, but if I switch to a different one, or make a new one the tint appears. I have no idea what causes this, it has happened since I got the mac in December, and hasn't gone away with the following updates (on 11.2.1 now).

I have tried resetting the NVRAM and the PRAM, but the problem keeps occurring.

The problem actually get's fixed by changing the wallpaper to something else and the back again, but the next time I start my mac the issue will pop up again.



Has anyone else expierenced this issue? I can't find any other cases online.



Answer #2:

By: Lauriane Herman V

Hi Signynt,



We understand you have some questions about the "Allow wallpaper tinting in windows" option in System Preferences > General.



When enabled, it's expected for some windows, menu areas or toolbars to have a subtle tint that matches the color of your desktop wallpaper. If you don't want this to occur, you can disable the feature.



Additional information about General Preferences can be found here: Change General preferences on Mac



Take care!

Answer #3:

By: Dr. Selena Langosh DDS

Hi Judy,



Thanks for responding. I understand what wallpaper tinting does, and it works fine on the "first virtual desktop" I open, like I described in my post. The issue is that it applies a weird pink tint on any other virtual desktop I open, so it is not displaying properly. This happens no matter what the background is color is. Does that make sense?



Take care!

Answer #4:

By: Linnea Russel

Signynt wrote:


Hi Judy,


Thanks for responding. I understand what wallpaper tinting does, and it works fine on the "first virtual desktop" I open, like I described in my post. The issue is that it applies a weird pink tint on any other virtual desktop I open, so it is not displaying properly. This happens no matter what the background is color is. Does that make sense?


Take care!



You can try turning off True Tone

>System Preferences>Display



Use True Tone on your Mac - Apple Support



Answer #5:

By: Gabrielle Rohan IV

I'm on a Mac mini with a Dell Monitor, so there is no True Tone option in the Display Settings.

Answer #6:

By: Dr. Georgette Gulgowski

Hi again Signynt,



If you can, to try to isolate the behavior, test with a different display connected to your Mac. Additionally, test disabling "Allow wallpaper tinting in windows".



If there's no noticeable change, we recommend reaching out to Apple Support who have access to the tools and resources to help investigate further: contact Apple Support.



Cheers!