headaches while on my imac 21.5

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

  1. kagari macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    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:

  2. Hamilton1963 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    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


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    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 G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    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
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011

    Spike88 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    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...



    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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