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Windows 7: Colors become more saturated when laptop is unplugged

13 Sep 2012   #1
Spark01

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Colors become more saturated when laptop is unplugged

I do lots of art on my computer, so colors are rather important. I noticed the other day that colors appear to change slightly when unplugged. Here is the picture I noticed this on specifically:



Normally, it should be easy to see the smiley in the middle of the image. But when I unplugged my laptop (it's a thinkpad) the colors slowly faded to a bright yellow, making the smiley nearly invisible.

Anyone know how I can fix this?


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13 Sep 2012   #2
paulstung

7 home premium 64bit
 
 

All I can think of is you have got switchable graphics?so when you remove the power cord,it switches to the on board graphics,rather than the more powerful dedicated gpu.Does anything pop up on the screen asking if you want to swap?If not you need to go into your graphics settings,and just configure how you want them to work.
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13 Sep 2012   #3
RogerR

 
 

Depending on your graphics controller, you might try using a program like Catalyst, and set different monitor color profiles to associate with different power settings.
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13 Sep 2012   #4
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Usually your screen brightness will change when you unplug your laptop. Can you confirm if this is the cause?
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13 Sep 2012   #5
Spark01

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Usually your screen brightness will change when you unplug your laptop. Can you confirm if this is the cause?
No, it's definitely not the brightness - even if I have it set to equal brightness both times, the colors look different.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Depending on your graphics controller, you might try using a program like Catalyst, and set different monitor color profiles to associate with different power settings.
I don't know much about that kinda stuff, but I'll try it :P

Ah ha! I found something called "Vari-bright" in the Catalyst control panel... I un-checked it and now my screen looks fine. Thanks!
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