Best Windows 10 display settings to improve reading & viewing experience

As we know, there are many settings available on Windows 10 that helps us to personalize and jazz up our computer according to the personality. You can change the wallpaper, themes, screen savers, etc. However, customizing Windows 10 computer is not limited to wallpapers and themes; you can change the display settings too according to your needs. I, personally, recommend everyone to change the display settings of Windows 10 as per your eyesight or reading capabilities. It will help to reduce strain on your eyes and have a better experience while sitting in front of your laptop or PC. Here are my recommended best Windows 10 display settings.

Best Windows 10 display settings to improve reading & viewing experience

  1. Change the Size of Text, Icons, and Apps
  2. Tune the Text
  3. Color Calibration
  4. Night Light
  5. High DPI Scaling
  6. Resolution

Changing all of these is a personal choice. You will have to experiment to figure out what works best for you.

1] Change the Size of Text, Icons, and Apps

Change Display Settings Scale and Layout

For a short-sighted or a long-sighted person, reading the default sized text, icons and surfing through apps would be difficult as HD display makes them look very small. To solve this problem, follow the Windows 10 scaling option. To change the size of text, icons, and apps, follow the below steps:

  • Open Settings by typing in the Start Search Menu
  • A new window will open, find Display option
  • Look for Scale and Layout option in the Display settings, where you will find the percentage indicating the current size that the Windows recommends. You can adjust the percentage to make the text, apps, and icons legible but also be able to screen real estate. After the adjustment, the display will be clear to you with high readability.

2] Tune the Text

Tune Font on Windows 10 PC

Remember when you go for an eye check-up to a doctor, and you had to choose between better or worse choice for vision. It would ultimately help the doctor to provide the most accurate prescription. This setting does the same. To begin with, follow the below steps:

  • Type ClearType Tuner in Menu Search box and open it.
  • It provides you with five examples of the text variants, and you get to choose the design and type that looks the best and suits you. It would be easy to read and will be sharp in any variants. Choose the best one that will help you to read the text easily.

3] Time for Color Calibration

Windows 10 monitor color calibration

If you find the color calibration of your Windows 10 display too dull for your taste, then Windows 10 has an inbuilt tool for color calibration. You can find this tool somewhere in the dusty corner of the Control Panel. Let’s see how to find it and find the best color calibration setting.

  • You can search color calibration and Calibrate Colour Display will pop up in a Menu search box.
  • Just select it, and you will be introduced to an array of display tests. These are four different combinations of gamma, contrast, brightness. And color balancing. You will be shown a preview for each combination so that you can test the image and decide upon that is showing the best result.

Related Reading:

How to calibrate your PC’s monitor on Windows 10

4] Enable Night Light Option

Night Light Settings Windows 10

Do your eyes feel fuzzy after a few hours of dedication in front of a computer? Do you know that sitting in front of the screen can change the natural clock of the body? Did you know this affects good mental and peaceful sleep? Nowadays every other phone has an inbuilt ability to transform into warm colors at night. Now you can do it on the computer too. Let’s see how to enable night light feature in Windows 10:

  • Go to Settings, then click on System.
  • From there, go to Display and click Night light settings. You can choose one slider among many according to the warmth of your need for color’s temperature. You can set hours when you want to turn on the night light according to your needs.
  • After that, the night light button will appear in the Action Centre. You will be able to toggle on and off with much ease.

5] Work on the old apps that have High DPI Scaling

Windows 10 DPI Settings

When you upgrade to an excellent quality of the 4K display, but some apps look very blurry, you feel like a bummer. You have a way to override DPI settings for such apps and scale them for smooth and crisp reading on an HD display. Let’s see how you can do it.

  • Go to Properties of the app by right-clicking the app.
  • Choose the Compatibility tab and tick the Override high DPI Scaling Behaviour box. Lastly, choose System from the selected menu.
  • Click on Apply and Ok once complete.

6] Go for the Display’s Original Resolution

You should always pick the native resolution of the display, which means go for the Windows recommended option. It is the highest resolution that the Windows can offer. If any lower, there will be some blurriness. Try adjusting texts and icons by using the scaling option. But try to stick to the first option of the resolution.

Out of the six settings mentioned above, two updates are new, added by the Windows 10 Creator Update. These display settings are to upgrade the User Interface. Hope, you liked our article and these display settings in Windows 10 would help in increasing your experience while sitting in front of your computer for a more extended period.

Do you use any other settings other than these to reduce strain on your eyes? If yes, please let us know in the comments section below.

Yogesh Mankani is a freelance content writer from last 6 years. His passion for blogging, giving words to his ideas and thoughts is what makes him fall more in love with his profession which he takes very personally.

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