How to Adjust the Monitor Color on a Dell


When you watch video files or view documents on your Dell computer the monitor is generally set to the correct color settings. Depending on the specific programs you are using you may need to occasionally change the colors for a better viewing experience. You don't have to change the options in any given software program however, as the Dell monitor includes a built-in menu that allows you to quickly change the level of red, green and blue colors.

  • Press the "Menu" button at the bottom of the Dell monitor. Press the "Plus" and "Minus" buttons to navigate through the monitor's menu

  • Navigate to the option labeled "Color Menu" and press the "Menu" button to access the color sub-menu.

  • Highlight "Normal Preset" and press the "Menu" button to set the monitor's color scheme back to its original settings. Use the plus icon to navigate down to the "Red" heading. Press "Menu" again.

  • Use the "Plus" and "Minus" buttons to increase or decrease the level of red color displayed by the monitor. Press the "Menu" button again to return to the color screen. Repeat the process with the green and blue headings to change the level of color.

  • Highlight to "Red Preset" and press the "Menu" button if you want to automatically change the colors to display a red tint. Choose "Blue Preset" again for a blue tint.

  • Navigate to "Exit" and press the "Menu" button.

Tips & Warnings

  • The menus you need to navigate through to reach the color options may vary between different models of Dell monitors. If you don't see the same options read through the manual that came with your monitor to find the specific options.

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