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How to use the On-Screen Display (OSD) settings on the XPS One 2720

Summary: Information about how to use the On-Screen Display (OSD) settings on the XPS One 2720.

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This article provides information about how to use the On-Screen Display (OSD) settings on the XPS One 2720.

Table of Contents:

  1. OSD settings description
  2. Using the OSD settings
  3. OSD limitations in Windows 8


OSD settings description


The following information details the On-Screen Display settings and how to use them. Use the display settings controls to:

  • Adjust volume
  • Adjust screen brightness
  • Select the video source
  • Turn off the screen

The functions of the controls vary under the following conditions:

  • Your computer is not connected to any video input or video output devices
  • Your computer is connected to an external video input device such as another computer, gaming console, camera, Blu-ray player, or other similar devices.
  • Your computer is connected to an external video output device such as a TV, monitor, projector, or other similar devices.

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Using the OSD settings


The OSD settings are located in the lower right corner of the display:

SLN289279_en_US__11392228127462.XPS 2720 OSD image

  No external input or output connected External input connected External output connected
1 decrease display brightness increase display brightness screen off
2 decrease display brightness increase display brightness input source select
3 decrease display brightness/volume increase display brightness/volume input source select

The OSD settings provide the following functions:

  • Decrease display brightness--Touch to decrease the display brightness
  • Increase display brightness--Touch to increase the display brightness
  • Screen off--Touch to turn off the screen
  • Decrease display brightness/volume--Touch once to select volume controls and touch again to decrease the volume. When in display brightness controls, touch to decrease the display brightness.
  • Increase display brightness/volume--Touch once to select display brightness controls and touch again to increase display brightness. When in volume controls, touch to increase the volume.

The on-screen display icons appear as shown below and provide the following functionality:

OSD Icons Display Settings Control Description
SLN289279_en_US__2OSD_Volume_BK Volume Touch to access the volume control menu.
SLN289279_en_US__3OSD_Brighten_BK Brightness Touch to access the brightness control menu.
SLN289279_en_US__4OSD_Input_BK Input Source Select Touch to switch between video input source.
SLN289279_en_US__5OSD_Left_BK Left Touch to decrease volume or brightness levels.
SLN289279_en_US__6OSD_Right_BK Right Touch to increase volume or brightness levels.
SLN289279_en_US__7OSD_Close_BK Close Touch to close the OSD controls.

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OSD limitations in Windows 8


The OSD for the XPS One 2720 may show the following limited or different functionality when Windows 8 is installed:

  • The volume option on the OSD menu may be absent, or the user cannot adjust the volume using the OSD buttons
  • The user can increase or decrease the brightness by using the OSD buttons. However, the brightness bar may not show and the exact brightness level that is adjusted will not be apparent
  • Users cannot view the minimum and maximum brightness levels
  • The options to adjust brightness in the charms bar or Power Options within Control Panel may be unavailable or disabled:

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XPS One 2720

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021



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