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Windows 10 gradients not displaying properly

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scumdogmillionaire    225

I have a Surface Book, hooked up to a Surface Dock, going to a Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2415Q.


I've noticed recently, though I can't pinpoint exactly when it started, that gradients on the external display don't transition properly. On the Surface Book display they are good. Like I'm missing colors or something? I've attached a photo.


I've tried downloading the color profile for this monitor with no change.


The only other thing I can think of is it's Windows 10 Insider (fast, currently on the latest?) but again.. this may have started before that. I also tried upgrading my Surface Pro 3 to that build, plugged it into the dock and it displays fine. So I have eliminated that its an issue with the monitor or Surface Dock, and possibly the 1809 beta.


Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you!


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kalkal    449

- Check colour depth setting in Windows.
- Try changing the format of the file to 16 bit if it already isn't.

- Try adding 2-4% noise filter, then do a single blur filter, this can on occasion fix bad gradients.


Other than that, it could just be that this is the best the display can manage...

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Daniel204    1

Follow the below tips:


  • Close all open programs.
  • Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  • In the Control Panel window, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display.
  • In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab.
  • Click to select the color depth you want from the drop-down menu under Colors.
  • Click Apply and then click OK.


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