How to Adjust a Dell Flatscreen Monitor

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From brightness, contrast and screen position to colour and image settings, Dell flatscreen monitors are fully adjustable. Dell flatscreen monitors even have an "auto adjust" control that automatically adjusts the sharpness and position of whatever is displayed on the monitor's screen, whether it is a spreadsheet, word processing document or other application. Dell flatscreen monitors can also be returned to the original factory settings if you accidentally make a change you don't want or didn't know you were making.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the "Power" button to turn on your Dell flatscreen monitor. The "Power" button is the last button on the right of the front of the monitor.

  2. 2

    Press the "Menu/Select" button to enter the monitor's set-up and adjustment menu. The "Menu/Select" button is the second button on the left of the front of your Dell monitor.

  3. 3

    Press the "-" or "+" ("Down" or "Up") buttons to make adjustments to your monitor. Each time you press the "-" or "+" button, you will see an adjustment control highlight.

    The "Menu/Select" button acts like the "Enter" key---this button executes the selection you have highlighted.

    After each selection, a sub-menu will appear and a "progress bar" showing a value. Press the "-" and "+" to make adjustments. You will see the affect of the changes on the surrounding screen.

  4. 4

    Select "Brightness" to change the monitor's brightness and contrast control. Press the "Menu/Select" button to confirm your selection.

  5. 5

    Select "Auto Adjust" to automatically adjust the monitor's sharpness and position of the picture control. Press the "Menu/Select" button to confirm your selection.

  6. 6

    Select "Position" to change the monitor's horizontal and vertical position control. Press the "Menu/Select" button to confirm your selection.

  7. 7

    Select "Image Settings" to change the monitor's pixel clock and phase control. These settings deal with the sharpness of the text your see on your monitor. Press the "Menu/Select" button to confirm your selection.

  8. 8

    Select "Color Settings" to make the monitor appear with a bluer or redder tone. Press the "Menu/Select" button to confirm your selection.

  9. 9

    Select "OSD" (on-screen display) to move the position of the "Menu/Select" menu box on the monitor. Press the "Menu/Select" button to confirm your selection.

  10. 10

    Select "Language" to change the language used and displayed on the monitor's "Menu/Select" menu box. Press the "Menu/Select" button to confirm your selection.

  11. 11

    Select "Audio" to mute the speakers on the monitor when the monitor goes into "power save" or "sleep mode." Press the "Menu/Select" button to confirm your selection.

  12. 12

    Select "Factory Reset" to return all the settings on the monitor back to the original settings created by Dell. Press the "Menu/Select" button to confirm your selection.

Tips and warnings

  • If you stay on the "Exit" selection longer than 20 seconds, the "Menu/Select" menu box will automatically close and you will be returned to your monitor display.

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