Images burning onto the screen?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Hugbees, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Hugbees macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2007
    I noticed that through darker colored windows I can see very faded images of my desktop icons and sometimes other windows on it. I think the still images are burning onto the screen. Is there anyway to keep this from happening, and will the damage already done disappear eventually?
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    What kind of monitor are you using? Screen burn in hasn't been an issue since the mid-90's. Use a screen saver and typically the burn in does not go away. It's permanent.
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
  4. Hugbees thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2007
    Yeah its persistence then, I feel like it does go away too. Thanks
  5. Hugbees thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2007
    So is it safe to keep screen brightness at max or should I take it down a few?
  6. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    Image brightness isn't due to the LCD, it is from the backlight, so bright or dim, it doesn't affect the performance or longevity of the liquid crystals.

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