How to reduce eye strain on high gloss lcd screen?

by David Jenyns

Question by R S: How to reduce eye strain on high gloss lcd screen?
What kind of windows theme will help reduce eye strain on glossy monitor? Can any settings specific to windows vista or XP help?

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Answer by Just_curious
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Adnan Sallam January 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Change the setting from aro to clasic.

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Marc G January 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Windows Vista has the theme and the graphics to relax the eyes unlike XP’s blue illlumination which kinda hurts the eyes a bit when exposed for too long.

With Vista’s theme, the 3D effects will act as a game to relax the eys. No wonder they call it “eye candy.” Plus you have a variey of settings to dim or brighten the screen but it depends on you. As long Vista has the themes to relax the eyes.

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RJ January 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I find that lowering the contrast of the display to be the most helpful when dealing with glossy monitors. If that fails to help you can try to reduce the amount of room light or light that might reflect off of the surface of the screen. There are no Windows settings that can help with this. You might also consider replacing you monitor with a new monitor with a matte screen. These types are less glary but overall less brilliant.

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