Question by  deserae (33)

Why do I have red shadows on the text on my laptop screen?

Is it a setting or is it some other problem?


Answer by  thelostone (1457)

More then likely it is a setting you have changed. The most likely is that you are using a background profile that has it set to add the shadows to the text.


Answer by  Adrian27 (338)

It's usually a problem. The display is not making proper connection with the rest of the laptop. You should send your laptop for a revision or if it still has warranty coverage use it.


Answer by  DisneyDreamer (22)

Red shadows can be caused by a faulty cable, a faulty video card, or Microsoft's ClearType Tuner. ClearType Tuner does not work with Window's Vista OS. Disabling ClearType or changing the contrast settings may help, otherwise download Windows XP PowerToy version of the tuner.


Answer by  M85 (172)

Try looking for a setting called "hinting" and play around with it. If that does not fix it, it may mean a problem with the screen.


Answer by  Kit (558)

Usually it's a sign of a failing CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent) bulb in the LCD display. It can be replaced though in many instances.


Answer by  teebo (144)

If it happens across many applications and not just one, it is probably a problem with your general screen settings or with the screen itself. If it happens in just one application, it's probably a problem with that application's settings. (My money is on a faulty screen...)


Answer by  jimartin (74)

Try adjusting the image settings for your laptop screen. If this does not help, try updating the graphics card drivers.


Answer by  kbubba (44)

It could be a problem with the hardware acceleration level. It could also be a problem with a registry entry that might need tweeked.

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