Why does it look so ugly?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ReflexReact, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. ReflexReact macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2010
    I've just got a monitor for my Macbook Air - however the image just doesn't look nice. I've plugged plenty into the monitor, and it seems to be OSX that looks terrible.

    I followed the collaboration guide which made it look a bit better, but it's still a disgusting image.

    The text is hard to read, grey is difficult to diffrentiate. When I was doing the collaboration I noticed moving the gamma down to 1 (the lowest it would go) made it look a whole lot better, but it didn't go far enough to make the grey look grey.

    Have I missed something here? Am I doing something wrong?

    The monitor in question is a Acer S240HL, connected via HDMI @ 1080p 60hz

    Please help! I cannot bare to look at this for long - everything is so weird!
  2. ReflexReact thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2010
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    are you mirroring it? that would make it look not so great as it will use the macbooks resolution on a larger screen
  4. ReflexReact thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2010
    Nope it was extended, with the monitor at 1080p and then also at the panels recommended resolution.

    Really disappointed with this thing at the moment!
  5. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX

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