Turn on High Contrast to improve screen resolution

Make your screen easier to read with a High Contrast color scheme. You can heighten screen contrast with an alternative color combination or change the font sizes for greater legibility.

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To turn on High Contrast using your mouse

  1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, make sure you are in Classic View, with all Control Panel icons showing. If not, click Switch to Classic View in the left pane of Control Panel.

  3. Click Accessibility Options to open the Accessibility Options dialog box. Click the Display tab and select the Use High Contrast check box.

  4. Click Settings to open the Settings for High Contrast dialog box. Select the check boxes for the options you want.

  5. Click OK, click OK again, and then click the Close button.

To turn on High Contrast using your keyboard

  1. Display the Start menu by pressing Ctrl+Esc (or the Windows logo key). Then open Control Panel by pressing C.

  2. In Control Panel, make sure you are in Classic View, with all Control Panel icons showing. If not, go to the left pane of Control Panel and open Switch to Classic View by pressing Tab and then Enter. Press the arrow keys to move to Accessibility Options, and then press Enter.

  3. In the Accessibility Options dialog box, move to the Display tab by pressing Ctrl+Tab, and then select the Use High Contrast check box by pressing U.

  4. Press S for Settings.

  5. In the Settings for High Contrast dialog box, choose Use shortcut by pressing U. Select a high contrast appearance scheme by pressing Y, and then pressing the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys. Press Enter twice to save your settings and close the dialog boxes.

  6. Close Control Panel by pressing Alt+F, C.