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How to adjust the rgb on a laptop

Updated February 21, 2017

In laptops and desktops alike, users have the ability to adjust the RGB colour setting. The RGB, or "Red Green Blue" settings control how colours are displayed on the monitor. Most laptops have two settings for users to choose from, 32-bit and 16-bit. These settings can be accessed and changed from the Microsoft Display Properties dialogue box in Windows 7, Vista and XP. The 32-bit RGB setting is preferred over 16-bit, as this setting will display approximately 16 million more colours than the 16-bit setting.

Open the Display Settings dialogue box. Go to Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Change display settings > Advanced settings, then open the "Monitor" tab. (Alternatively, you can right-click on the desktop and select Screen resolution > Advanced settings > Monitor.)

Open the drop-down menu in the "Colors" section (at the bottom of the dialogue box) and select your RGB colour setting. Your options will be "High Color (16 bit)," and "True Color (32 bit)."

Click "Apply," then "OK" to save your changes and exit the Display Settings dialogue box.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Personalisation, then click on "Display Settings." (Alternatively, you can right-click on the desktop and select Personalize > Display Settings.)

Open the drop-down menu in the "Colors" section (on the right side of the dialogue box) and select your RGB colour setting. Your options will be "Medium (16 bit)," and "Highest (32 bit)."

Click "Apply," then "OK."

Go to Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Display, then open the "Settings" tab. (Alternatively, you can right-click on the desktop and select Properties > Settings.)

Open the drop-down menu in the "Color quality" section (on the right side of the dialogue box) and select your RGB colour setting. Your options will be "Medium (16 bit)," and "Highest (32 bit)."

Click "Apply," then "OK."

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Daniel Hatter began writing professionally in 2008. His writing focuses on topics in computers, Web design, software development and technology. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in media and game development and information technology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.