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How to Adjust the Color on a Laptop

Updated February 21, 2017

Laptop users can adjust the RGB colour setting to their personal preferences. The "Red Green Blue," better known as RGB, are colour settings that control the colour being displayed on your laptop's monitor. Generally, there are two setting choices: 16-bit and the 32-bit. The 32-bit option is the preferred colour setting due to the additional 16 million colours it offers in comparison to the 16-bit setting. The RGB setting is accessed and updated by going to the Microsoft Display Properties dialogue box available in Vista, Windows 7 and XP operating systems.

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  1. Right-click on your desktop's screen. Select "Properties" from the pop-up box and then click on the "Settings" tab located on the upper right side of the window.

  2. Click on the drop-down menu located below where it says "Color Quality" and click on one of the options available to select it. There you will be able to choose your RGB colour setting. Choices shown will either be 16-bit (medium), 24-bit (high) or 32-bit (highest).

  3. Click the "Apply" tab once you have selected your preferred colour setting and then click "OK."

  4. Go to your laptop's "Start" menu by clicking on the button located on the bottom left side of your screen. Click on "Control Panel" and select the "Appearance and Personalization" option. Click on "Personalization" and then on "Display Settings."

  5. Click on the drop-down menu below where it says "Colors," located within the dialogue box on the bottom right side. There you can select your preferred RGB colour setting. Colour setting options will either be medium 16-bit, high 24-bit or highest 32-bit.

  6. Click the "Apply" tab and then click "OK" to save your colour settings.

  7. Go to the "Display Settings" dialogue box. To perform this task click on the "Start" menu, select "Control Panel," click on "Appearance" and then click on "Personalization." Select "Display" and then click "Change Display Settings." Click on "Advanced Settings" and click on the tab titled "Monitor."

  8. Go to the "Colors" section located in the lower area of the dialogue box. Here you can choose the preferred RGB colour setting. Options to choose from in a laptop with Windows 7 are 16-bit (high colour) or 32-bit (true colour).

  9. Click on the "Apply" tab and the "OK" to update, save and close the Display Settings dialogue box.

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