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I use a 19 inch LCD monitor and sit with my back to the windows. During some times of the day I get reflection from the sun - however moving my desk isn't an option. I've tried looking on Amazon for anti-glare devices, but none with good reviews fit my screen. What can I do to reduce the glare on my computer?


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I wonder if wearing polarizing sunglasses would help... – Flimzy Jun 28 '11 at 4:24
curtains! on the bright side, it isn't one of those newfangled glossy screens. – Journeyman Geek Jun 28 '11 at 5:20
grow a huge afro ! :-) – Sirex Jun 28 '11 at 7:00
@Flimzy I have some prescription sunglasses which I think are polarized. I tried that and it's harder to read the screen and my paperwork. :( – gpryatel Jun 30 '11 at 16:39
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You can go with a good old standby: A filter.

These are probably the very best, but you can find less-good ones, which are cheaper.

You can also check out this eHow article (the hood idea #4, while ugly, may work for your problem):

If you can't avoid overhead light, you can construct an anti-glare hood for your monitor by taping together several sheets of black cardboard and using them to frame your monitor screen.

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Thanks much! Will order one from there & see how goes. – gpryatel Jun 30 '11 at 16:39
Good luck. Thank you. – KCotreau Jun 30 '11 at 16:41
Update: I ordered a 3M EF200XXLB and it's working great! :) – gpryatel Aug 10 '11 at 19:51

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