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Change the Color Palette

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Introduction

Computers can display many different levels of color, from the basic 16 bit color, to true color.

This How-To Article shows you how to change the color palette that your computer uses.


Change the Color Palette

1. Right-click a blank spot on the Desktop and select "Properties..." from the menu that appears.

2. Click the "Settings" tab.

3. From the "Colors" drop-down menu, select the color palette you would like to use.

16 colors - the most basic palette you can use. This will only allow your monitor to display 16 colors.

256 colors - this color palette is usually fine for most applications including word processing, Internet browsing, working with E-mail, etc.

High Color (16 bit) - this palette is one of the high-end palettes you can use. This palette will make more colors visible than the palettes above.

True Color (32 bit) - this palette is usually the best that can be displayed on most computers. It is recommended for high-end gaming and graphic creation.

Note: Your computer may have different color palettes than mentioned above. Mentioned above are the most common color palettes available.

4. Click Apply.

5. Click OK.

Tip: Once you finish changing this setting, you will usually need to restart your computer for your system to change the color palette.

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