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Just switched to Windows 8 and I noticed that the colors on some webpages are not the same as on my old laptop. On Windows 8 they look pale and I wonder if there is a problem with the depth of the colors or bad configuration on my OS. Is there somewhere where I can check my graphic card configuration or tweak the color confs?

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You say that they are different from your old laptop, so I'm assuming this is a completely different computer. Different monitors typically display colors slightly differently, so it is likely a "problem" with your monitor's color calibration, not Windows 8. There's a guide on doing so here, though many other options are available. –  Tanis.7x Nov 9 '12 at 17:45
    
The new laptop is supposed to have a better hardware (Lenovo U410 vs old Lenovo Y560). –  Armand Nov 9 '12 at 17:50
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@Armand - The color reproduction of LCDs is a fickle thing, and not at all related to the quality of the rest of the system sometimes (especially with Lenovo which has a bad habit of using lousy LCDs even in $3000 laptops...) –  Shinrai Nov 9 '12 at 17:53
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"Better" in terms of colors is highly subjective, and newer laptops don't necessarily have monitors with "better" color calibration. One person might prefer a lot of saturation, while someone else might like less saturation. This is why most monitors and TVs allow you to change such settings. –  Tanis.7x Nov 9 '12 at 17:53
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Maybe the "better" hardware is finally showing you the proper shades, but you think they look pale in comparison to your old notebook because perhaps it wasn't showing them properly. :) –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 9 '12 at 17:54
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  1. Right click on the desktop background
  2. Go to Screen Resolution
  3. Go to Advanced Settings
  4. Under the Adaptor tab go to List All Modes

Choose your favourite mode with True Color

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I found colours on my laptop looked washed out, but Windows Screen Calibration fixed it up nicely.

To complete this routine:

  • on the desktop, open Control Panel from the Charms Bar

  • select Colour Management:

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  • switch to the Advanced tab

  • click Calibrate display:

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playing a little bit with Gamma improved a lot the color presentation. –  Armand Nov 9 '12 at 18:09
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