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Screen brightness/Themes

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    8.1

    Screen brightness/Themes


    I was very grateful to forum members for their response to my first question here, and I'd like to ask another, on a different matter.

    I run 8.1 on a Dell laptop. The screen is extremely bright and glaring, very hard on the eyes. When I turn down the brightness to an acceptable level, text loses definition. So I've tried new themes, both Windows and also Firefox add-ons. But then I find photographic images from news sites such as Yahoo disappear - not all of them, but some. Is there any way of preventing this?

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. #2


    Windows default themes are the best

    Just change the wall paper
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    8.1


    Thanks for the suggestion, Zaref, but even with the Windows themes I get that strange result of photos going missing from news sites.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Is there any way of preventing this?
    If you refresh the page do the images come back ?
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  5. #5



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Have you tried Adjust clear type text in control panel: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display

    Click image for larger version It works kind of like a mix between an edge enhancer and noise reducer.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    8.1


    Thanks for these ideas, Cliff and David, I'll try them later on and let you know how it goes.
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