Written by Tim

How do I adjust the colors on my screen in Windows 10?

You've connected your monitor, but the color representation isn't quite how you want it. You want to calibrate the colors, so you won't suffer from square eyes as fast when gaming, or so you're able to see text more clearly. You can calibrate the colors in a few simple steps. Below, we'll explain you how to do this.

Adjusting colors

There are multiple ways to adjust the colors on your screen. We'll start with the easiest way: with help of the buttons on your monitor.

Step 1: adjusting color representation via the menu on your monitor

Before you start, you need to make sure that you're using the right cables and ports in order to achieve the best image quality. Here, you can read how to select the right cables.

Now that you're using the right cables and ports, you can adjust the color representation with help of the physical buttons that are located on the side or back of the monitor. Via this buttons, you'll open the menu. Inside of this menu, you can choose one of the preset options, or you can manually adjust the settings. All monitors have a preset option that'll minimize strain on your eyes when looking at your monitor for extended periods of time. Usually, this setting is called Comfort View. Monitors also often include a preset options for games, usually called Game.

Are the preset options not yielding the desired results? You can manually adjust the settings via the menu on your monitor. If this still isn't producing the desired results, you can try the following:

Step 2: Adjusting color representation via the computer

To adjust the color rendering via the computer, first update the driver of the video card, also called driver, and then adjust the Display settings.

** A. Update video driver **

The driver ensures that the video card, PC and monitor work well together. That is why it is important to keep this up to date. Here you can read how you do that.

** B. The Screen Settings via Windows **

Please adjust the following Display settings:

** Resolution: ** The image quality is determined by the resolution of the screen. The higher the resolution, the sharper the image. It is therefore important that you set it at the maximum height for your computer. Here we explain how to adjust this.

** DPI scaling: ** DPI scaling indicates the number of pixels per inch. A wrong setting gives strange effects: your icons are too big, for example, or are unreadably small. Adjust the DPI scaling only when you have these complaints. Are your icons too small? Then adjust the DPI up. Are they too big? Then adjust the DPI down. Adjusting is done as follows: Go through the Windows menu at the bottom left of your screen to Settings, the icon with the gear. Then click System and Display after each other. Here you can adjust the setting on a scale of 100 to 150% (or more, depending on what your monitor can handle).

** Readability of text: ** Finally, you optimize the readability of text. Type in the Windows Explorer, the magnifying glass at the bottom left of your screen, the text Clear Type and open the program. Windows always shows a piece of text and lets you choose which one you think is best readable. This is equally work, but the text becomes easier to read, which you enjoy every day while surfing the internet and e-mailing.

** Calibrate: ** Windows has a program that helps you to optimize the screen settings. to find what is called calibrating. Windows always shows you different images, from which you choose the best for you. If you do not like the end result, just run the program again. Do this as follows: Via the Windows menu at the bottom left of your screen go to Settings, the icon with the gear. Then click System / Display / Advanced Display Settings / Calibrate Display Colors in sequence.

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