Improving The Monitor Screen On Computers That Have Seen Better Days

If you happen to have a job that requires you to sit in front of a computer all day then doing so while the screen is all fuzzy will make your work tedious and dull, not to mention the easy headache you get from staring at an ill-defined screen for hours. If you use your computer quite often, then it’s obviously something worth to invest in and taking care of every part of it should be a necessity. Least of which the monitor. Even if you’ve had your computer for some time now, improving the monitor screen is not impossible. There are actually some great and helpful ways every Windows user can do to enhance its practicality and prolong its longevity.

Sharper Text

Intel HD Graphic

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It has been brought to the attention of some Windows 10 users that the overall text on screen look kind of fuzzy. FYI, ever since the launch of Windows XP, Microsoft has been relying on a “ClearType” which is a systemwide technology useful to make text sharper and thus easier to read on computer screens. There is also ClearType support that users can turn on to make use of it, though it’s usually already turned on by default. Should you find the need to make the text less blurry on screen, just turn on the ClearType and then simply fine-tune.

To do that, go to the search box located in the bottom left corner of the screen. Then, type in “ClearType”. There will be a list of results on which you need to pick “Adjust ClearType Text” in order to open the control panel. Make sure the check box next to “Turn on ClearType” is ticked when the control panel opens. All you need to do in after that is click the “Next” button. The OS will check your monitor resolution and make sure it’s set properly. You’ll need to click the “Next” button again. You will also be presented with five more screens that have several text blocks that you should choose according to your liking. The ClearType settings will be tuned accordingly once you click the “Finish” button.

Calibrate for the Best Images

Colour calibration makes sure the computer screen shows accurate and consistent colours. Even if you are not a professional video editor or working in a graphic design, calibration ensures in improving the monitor screen by providing precise and stable colours. Such thing will be especially be beneficial when correcting colours or touching up photos that look kind of “off”. You can find guide to either an advanced or beginner’s monitor calibration anywhere.

You can go straight to the Start menu on your computer to do the colour calibration as well. Just choose “Settings” and click “System”. Select “Display” that pops up from the list of system settings situated on the left side of the box and choose “Advanced Display”. Besides being able to fine-tune the colours on the monitor screen, you can also adjust the size of the text displayed on screen along with being able to change the brightness level.

Another thing to remember is that you need to make sure that you set it to 32-bit colour in order to achieve the best colour displayed on the screen. This measurement correlates to colour depth, which means the number of colour values that can be allocated to one pixel in a picture. Colour depth is ranging from 1 bit which is pretty much black and white to 32-bits which amounts to over 16.7 million colours.

To do this, open Screen Resolution after clicking the “Start” button, then choose “Control Panel” and “Appearance and Personalisation” after. Then opt for “Adjust screen resolution” before you can click on “Advanced settings”. A “Monitor” tab will pop up on which “Colours” option will appear. Select “True Colour” or 32-bit and tap “OK” to finish.

Instead of buying a brand new monitor, giving all of these steps a try wouldn’t hurt to see if improving the monitor screen on your computer is still a possibility!

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