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How to Set the Brightness and Contrast on Dell Monitors

Summary: To set or adjust the brightness and contrast of a Dell monitor, see the monitor's documentation. This article provides information about how to find the documentation of your monitor to get model-specific information. ...

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If the Dell monitor is too bright, or too dim, change the monitor settings using the on-screen display (OSD) menu. Accessing the on-screen display (OSD) menu and navigating the settings vary across each model. See the documentation of your Dell monitor for model-specific instructions.

To access the documentation of your Dell monitor such as user manual, user guide, service manual, follow these steps:

  1. Browse to the Dell Product Manuals page.
  2. You are given two options to obtain one or more manuals and guides for your Dell monitor.
  3. When you get to the product support page for your monitor, select the DOCUMENTATION tab, and then scroll down to the Manuals and Documents section.
  4. Select View PDF or HTML next to the manual or guide that is wanted to start the download. When one or more manuals or guides are available in other languages, a Drop Down menu allows you to change the language.
    Note: Most manuals and guides come in the PDF format and is the easiest way to view the manual or guide. When a PDF reader is not already installed, a PDF reader (Acrobat Reader) is available for free from Adobe Acrobat Reader This hyperlink is taking you to a website outside of Dell Technologies..

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Monitors More information and support for your Dell monitor, laptop, or tablet screen can be found on our Monitor Support site.

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Affected Product

Alienware and Dell Gaming Monitors, C Series, D Series, E Series, Legacy Monitors, P Series, S Series, SE Series, UltraSharp Premier (UP) Series, UltraSharp (U) Series

Last Published Date

15 Jan 2024



Article Type

How To