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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2013, 03:25:19 PM »
Didn't work sh#t >:(
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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2013, 04:08:51 PM »
That sux :( easiest way to restore image is through the Charms bar/ Change PC settings/ General and scroll to the bottom to Advanced Start up.

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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 04:54:24 PM »
That the one! ;D I forgot about this website call 'The Windows Club' ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) Thanks DavidR ;D ;D

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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2013, 07:34:57 PM »
Sorry Speedy but I was in the middle of a snow storm in AZ trying to get back home from yesterdays presentation.
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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2013, 05:39:16 AM »
That one doesn't help at all Bob it won't allow me to change it manually, and beside the features to give me all the options doesn't change the settings
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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2013, 02:51:00 PM »
That one doesn't help at all Bob it won't allow me to change it manually, and beside the features to give me all the options doesn't change the settings
You will probably need to wait till Avast decides to make a change. It is their product not a windows
specific screen.
Since I hardly ever open the UI, it doesn't bother me at all.
The fact that the protection has gotten better is what does excite me. :)
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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2013, 03:39:45 PM »
You need to read the first post (and my Reply #2 to see what he is trying to achieve) Bob as this has nothing to do with avast 8.
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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2013, 04:20:49 PM »
Don't have an answer yet but am working on it. :)
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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2013, 04:29:13 PM »
Don't have an answer yet but am working on it. :)

Better make it ASAP Bob because I can't keep on wearing sun glasses all the time when I'm using the s**t-less W8 8) 8) 8)

Bloody MS why are they so dumb.
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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2013, 12:40:13 PM »
Did you try lowering the brightness Speedy? 45% for plugged in and 35% for battery works well for me, they are extremely bright screens on these Asus G model laptops and if you don't drop the brightness you'll end up what your experiencing now ( fried eye balls :) ) and headaches.

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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2013, 12:49:06 PM »
Did you try lowering the brightness Speedy? 45% for plugged in and 35% for battery works well for me, they are extremely bright screens on these Asus G model laptops and if you don't drop the brightness you'll end up what your experiencing now ( fried eye balls :) ) and headaches.

Would you be kind enough to show the correct direction otherwise all my brightness are control by NVIDIA Control Panel not the OS, it get very tricky to control the brightness from a laptop as I had more control from my own VGA desktop machine I hope you understand what I'm saying as I'm not giving up my new laptop.
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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2013, 12:54:20 PM »
Did you try lowering the brightness Speedy? 45% for plugged in and 35% for battery works well for me, they are extremely bright screens on these Asus G model laptops and if you don't drop the brightness you'll end up what your experiencing now ( fried eye balls :) ) and headaches.

The problem with adjusting your brightness, to get it to an acceptable level everything else becomes too dark. My desktop TFT is 35% brightness and 90% contrast and it is still too damn bright and totally lacking in contrast.
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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2013, 01:10:27 PM »
I just wanted to change the pain in the bare arse whiting background in a soft grey will nearly solve about 70% of my problem because I wear glasses 8), and I cannot bloody believe it that MS took away that feature as DavidR post before and now I know why MS are becoming a bloody dick head in the W8 OS.
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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2013, 01:16:34 PM »
Did you try lowering the brightness Speedy? 45% for plugged in and 35% for battery works well for me, they are extremely bright screens on these Asus G model laptops and if you don't drop the brightness you'll end up what your experiencing now ( fried eye balls :) ) and headaches.

Would you be kind enough to show the correct direction otherwise all my brightness are control by NVIDIA Control Panel not the OS, it get very tricky to control the brightness from a laptop as I had more control from my own VGA desktop machine I hope you understand what I'm saying as I'm not giving up my new laptop.
Go to control Panel/ Power Options/ Change Plan Settings.

I also don't use the NVidia colour settings, I've left all those at default which is to let other applications control all that stuff.

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Re: How to change the white background in W8
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2013, 01:24:56 PM »
Did you try lowering the brightness Speedy? 45% for plugged in and 35% for battery works well for me, they are extremely bright screens on these Asus G model laptops and if you don't drop the brightness you'll end up what your experiencing now ( fried eye balls :) ) and headaches.

The problem with adjusting your brightness, to get it to an acceptable level everything else becomes too dark. My desktop TFT is 35% brightness and 90% contrast and it is still too damn bright and totally lacking in contrast.
My contrast is 100% (Default) which is why everything still stays nice and clear and still easy to read at lower brightness settings on these LED screens.