The white point on a screen can strain your eyes. This is especially true when you use a computer for a long time. Windows 10 allows you to reduce the white point of the screen to make it more comfortable. This article will guide you through the steps to adjust the white point in Windows 10 to reduce eye strain and provide a better user experience.
White Point – What is it?
White Point Basics
The white point is the color temperature and intensity displayed on your computer monitor. This setting is important for the appearance of your display and how colors are balanced. The default setting of most monitors is often too harsh or bright for the eyes, particularly when using a computer for extended periods. The white point setting can reduce eye strain and provide a more comfortable viewing environment.
Windows 10: H2: Reduce White Point
Adjusting Display Setting
It’s important to optimize your display settings before making any changes to the whitepoint. Adjust your display settings by following these steps:
- Click on the desktop and choose “Display Settings” from the context-menu.
- Make sure that the screen resolution you have selected is the recommended one.
- You can adjust the brightness and color settings using the slider.
- Check that the refresh rate of your monitor is set at its recommended value by clicking on “Advanced Display Settings”.
After you’ve optimized your display settings you can reduce the white point.
Windows 10 Night Light: H3: How to use it
The Night Light feature is one way to reduce white points in Windows 10. This feature reduces your screen brightness and filters out the blue light, making it easier to use in low-light or at night.
- Select “Settings” by clicking on the Start button (the gear icon).
- Click on “Display” after selecting “System.”
- Switch the “Night Light” switch on under the “Colors” section.
- You can customize the color temperature, schedule and other features by clicking on “Night Light Settings”. You can set it to automatically turn on at sunset, or you can choose a specific time.
Use of Night Light can give your display an appearance that is warmer and more yellowish. This can reduce eye strain but some users might not like the color shift.
Calibrate Your Display
Calibration of your display is another way to reduce the whitepoint. This will allow you to fine-tune your color balance, brightness, gamma and gamma settings for a more accurate display.
- Click on the desktop and choose “Display Settings” by right-clicking.
- Scroll down and click “Advanced Display Settings.”
- Select “Display adapter Properties for Display 1” or the appropriate display number, if you are using multiple monitors.
- Click on “Color Management …”” in the new window.
- Select “Calibrate Display” from the “Advanced Tab.”
- Follow the instructions on screen to calibrate your display. You will be guided through the calibration process to adjust the gamma (brightness), contrast, and color balance.
After the calibration, your display will have a lower white point. It should also be more comfortable to operate.
Third Party Applications
You can use third-party software to further adjust the settings if the Windows 10 built-in settings do not achieve the desired reduction in white points. Popular options include:
Temperature of your screen according to the time of day. This can make the display appear like sunlight at daytime and warm at night to reduce strain on the eyes.
- iris: iris offers more than brightness control. You can adjust the color temperature of the screen and the amount blue light that is emitted by the screen.
While these applications may help you to achieve a lower “white point”, they can also introduce a new layer of settings which you will need to manage. Explore their features to find the balance that best suits your needs.
Windows 10’s white point can be reduced to reduce eye strain. This will improve your computer experience. There are many options for adjusting your display. You can use the built-in features, like the Night Light and display calibration or third-party apps. Try experimenting with the settings to find what works best for you and your work.