How to Adjust My LG L196WTQ Monitor

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The LG L196WTQ is an active-matrix LCD computer monitor. It can accommodate an analogue input using the D-sub connector port or a digital input using the DVI connector port. You can also connect two computers to the monitor and select which input port is active. You make adjustments to the monitor's settings using the five buttons located along the bottom left of the monitor. There is a label for each button on the bottom front of the monitor.

Skill level:
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    Press the "EZ Zooming" button, which is the button closest to the left side of the monitor, to change the screen resolution. Each time you press the button, the resolution setting will scroll to the next available option. Select a lower resolution to make objects and text on the screen appear larger.

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    Lock the display settings by pressing and holding the "Menu" button for approximately three seconds. "OSD Locked" will appear on the screen. Repeat the step to unlock the display.

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    Press the "+ Source" button to change between the D-Sub and DVI input connector if you have two computers connected to the monitor.

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    Adjust the image size, position and operating parameters of the screen using the On-Screen Display: Press the "Menu" button to start. Press the "+" and "-" buttons to scroll through the OSD options and press the "Auto/Set" button to bring up the submenu. Press the "Menu" button once to return to the main menu and twice to exit the OSD.

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    Select the "Picture" submenu to change the brightness, contrast and gamma settings. A high gamma setting will cause images to appear whitish and a lower setting will cause them to contrast more strongly.

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    Select the "Color" submenu to change the red, green and blue settings to customise screen colours. Three colour presets allow for quick changes.

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    Select the "Position" submenu to change the horizontal and vertical screen position.

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    Use the "Tracking" submenu to make changes that affect the screen stability. You can adjust the clock, phase and sharpness in this menu to sharpen the image and remove vertical bars or stripes on the screen.

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    Select the "Setup" submenu to change the default language, OSD position, white balance and power indicator. You also have access to the option to restore factory defaults in this menu.

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    Select the "Flatron F-engine" submenu to customise the image viewing settings. You can select between text and movie and can also adjust the brightness, clarity enhancer and colour management. When in this menu, the screen will show before and after images, allowing you to see what the changes will do.

Tips and warnings

  • Menu options will vary slightly depending on whether you are using the analogue or digital connection.

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