headaches while on my imac 21.5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kagari, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. kagari macrumors newbie

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    ok i kinda turned down the brightness setting. now my only question how far away should the screen be from me??

    kinda getting a headache and zombified using the imac......:eek:

    thanks
     
  2. Hamilton1963 macrumors regular

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    I used to have the same problem until I turned all the way down the brightness. Sometimes I go up one or two dots but, no more than two. I'm about 19" away from my screen.

     
  3. AAPLaday Guest

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    No closer than an arms length away for a screen of that size. Your eyes should be level with the top of the imac screen. Reducing the brightness will help as well.
     
  4. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Did you just buy the imac? I experienced a similar problem with my 27' imac, but it went away after about 2 weeks. I assume it is my eyes getting accustomed to the glare of the screen?
     
  5. Spike88, Aug 17, 2011
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    Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    For my iMac (which is 21.5"), I found increasing the icon sizes and increasing the font sizes work best. Some of my icons are 3/4" wide (ya, that large) and some of my text is 18 point (ya, that large). Larger icons and larger text means easier reading. I can actually "speed read" large text much faster then "tiny little - eye strain" pixels on the screen. LOL. Seriously.... As a suggestion, try pressing CMD + "+" and CMD + "-" (for increase font and decrease font) within a few applications. Larger items (icons, text, screens, etc.) might work for you as well...

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    Agree. My iMac screen is arm length away (using flat knuckles for my longer then normal arms) as well. For average arms, finger tips touching is great distance check.

    Good distance trick...

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