Updated: April 25, 2023
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All program options text and icons are very light. I've adjusted brightness and contrast with little effect

I have a new SE2722H. Display settings are set to standard. How can I make my program related text and icons more reaable?

Short summary:

  1. Lower the contrast in the monitor settings to see if it improves the appearance of the program options text and icons.
  2. If the contrast level is too low, adjust it slightly higher until it looks better to your personal preference.
  3. Keep in mind that if the contrast level is too high, the screen will be too bright with too much white color, making it hard to read the text.

Hello, thank you for using Howly.
Could you please clarify if your program-related text and icons have the wrong colors like it seems like they have much more white color in them?

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Yes, that may be so; the text and icons seem washed out on a dull white background

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Visitor uploaded: Screenshot.jpg
Just sent the screenshot, did you get it? Note around the top and sides the program options are light with little contrast

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I got it
Could you please tell me if you have adjusted brightness and contrast in your Windows setting or in your new monitor settings?

Customer Replay

New monitor settings


Window settings were OK with old monitor, so didn't think I needed to do that

I see, could you please lower the contrast in your monitor settings?
These type of issues occurs when the contrast is too high
Please, let me know if you need any help with that

Customer Replay

lowered to 60%

Could you please clarify if it looks better now?

Customer Replay

No about the same
maybe a bit better

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Could you please lower the contrast even more? The 50% should be okay

Customer Replay

lowered to 50%, now everything looks worse, gray background

Got it, then it is too low
Please, try to adjust it a little bit higher, until it would look better for you.

Customer Replay

Increased to 70% with some improvement

Top answer

Got it. The level of contrast you need really depends on your personal preferences.
But here are some advice about it:

  • If it is too low, the screen will be too dark with a gray background.
  • If it is too high, the screen will be too bright with too much white color.
  • Also, if the level of contrast is too high, it would be hard to read the text

Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?

Customer Replay

Well, this setting is far from ideal, so I'll have to get used to it. Disappointed with the product. But you have been very helpful and I thank you for that.

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You're very welcome, *****!

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Have a good day

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All the best

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