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How can I darken the screen text so it is readable?

by groovy3130 / January 29, 2013 6:04 AM PST

I have Dell XP desktop and the text on the screen is
light. How do I darken it so it is readable?

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All monitors have adjustments on them
by wpgwpg / January 29, 2013 6:35 AM PST

You won't find the adjustments in Windows, you have to look for the buttons on the monitor. Most are fairly easy to use, but take a little getting used to. If you don't have the documentation that came with it, you can download it from the manufacturer.

Good luck.

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(NT) Increase the contrast or change the font..
by VAPCMD / January 29, 2013 9:58 AM PST
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RE: Brightness and Contrast
by Mymom6678 / January 29, 2013 8:44 PM PST

Well, sort of an easy question. MOST laptops have a brightness and contrast editor or button. Just use the app or button to adjust your brightness darker, lighter, or increase and decrease contrast. That's all I do for this kind of problems! Cool

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a desktop, not laptop
by groovy3130 / January 30, 2013 1:57 AM PST

This is a desktop as I mentioned, not a laptop..

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Thanks for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 1:58 AM PST

Some folk may have laptops and some didn't know they could control this.

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