How to Adjust the Color on a Laptop

By Herman Cruz

Laptop users can adjust the RGB color setting to their personal preferences. The "Red Green Blue," better known as RGB, are color settings that control the color being displayed on your laptop's monitor. Generally, there are two setting choices: 16-bit and the 32-bit. The 32-bit option is the preferred color setting due to the additional 16 million colors it offers in comparison to the 16-bit setting. The RGB setting is accessed and updated by going to the Microsoft Display Properties dialog box available in Vista, Windows 7 and XP operating systems.

Adjust Color on a Windows XP Laptop

Step 1

Right-click on your desktop's screen. Select "Properties" from the pop-up box and then click on the "Settings" tab located on the upper right side of the window.

Step 2

Click on the drop-down menu located below where it says "Color Quality" and click on one of the options available to select it. There you will be able to choose your RGB color setting. Choices shown will either be 16-bit (medium), 24-bit (high) or 32-bit (highest).

Step 3

Click the "Apply" tab once you have selected your preferred color setting and then click "OK."

Adjust Color on a Vista Laptop

Step 1

Go to your laptop's "Start" menu by clicking on the button located on the bottom left side of your screen. Click on "Control Panel" and select the "Appearance and Personalization" option. Click on "Personalization" and then on "Display Settings."

Step 2

Click on the drop-down menu below where it says "Colors," located within the dialog box on the bottom right side. There you can select your preferred RGB color setting. Color setting options will either be medium 16-bit, high 24-bit or highest 32-bit.

Step 3

Click the "Apply" tab and then click "OK" to save your color settings.

Adjust Color on a Windows 7 Laptop

Step 1

Go to the "Display Settings" dialog box. To perform this task click on the "Start" menu, select "Control Panel," click on "Appearance" and then click on "Personalization." Select "Display" and then click "Change Display Settings." Click on "Advanced Settings" and click on the tab titled "Monitor."

Step 2

Go to the "Colors" section located in the lower area of the dialog box. Here you can choose the preferred RGB color setting. Options to choose from in a laptop with Windows 7 are 16-bit (high color) or 32-bit (true color).

Step 3

Click on the "Apply" tab and the "OK" to update, save and close the Display Settings dialog box.