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Topic # 173475 25-May-2015 08:37
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So yesterday I swapped my 17" 4:3 ratio lcd monitor for a 24" 16:9 monitor @ 1080p. I will give it a try for some more time to see if I get use to it but am wondering if I have gone too big. 

One thing I notice is I now have a problem with the all time favorite google search engine. The blank white A4 size space on the right hand side of my monitor makes it feel like I am steering into a torch, while my search results are sitting over on the left hand side the screen the same width they were on my old monitor. Maybe to soon to say for sure but last night this gave me a headache. 

Is there anyway to change the background colour of the google homepage and search results page. It would also be good if I could change youtube's white background. I am using chrome, I am aware there are some extensions so really looking for recommendations of the best way to achieve what I want. Something that does not interfere with the browsing experience or security risk. 

I tried turning down the brightness of the monitor but it started interfering with the colours before it solved the problem. 

I am somewhat surprised that google being the size and innovative company they are have not already made this option available considering the perceived simplicity of it for them to do so. 

Anyone else here have this problem, how do you overcome it?

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  Reply # 1311060 25-May-2015 08:45
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Does the monitor have seperate controls for backlight and brightness perhaps?

Otherwise just make the room brighter to match the monitor.


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  Reply # 1311065 25-May-2015 09:09
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it's not the size of the monitor, but the backlighting of the monitor - i presume it's LCD and it has the horrible blue/white light when it should be a white space. yes i have found that a problem too.

Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 1311625 25-May-2015 21:24
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richms: Does the monitor have seperate controls for backlight and brightness perhaps?

Otherwise just make the room brighter to match the monitor.

Further exploration and reading the manual tonight has resulted in me discovering it does. Have turned the backlight down from 70 to 20 /100 tonight and it is allot more enjoyable. Am sure I will get use to it. 

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