I have a Samsung 226BW running in Windows Vista. It was running absolutely fine, but like some sort of masochistic moron I decided to install the drivers for it from the CD. This included something called MagicTune and something called LCDGammaTray (or similar). I almost immediately noticed a problem: when I'm not displaying much that's bright, the overall monitor brightness drops. For example, if I'm looking at a forum with a black background and only a small amount of white text, the whole display goes a little darker most noticeably including the Opera screen around it. If I switch to a page on that forum with lots of white text, it all goes brighter. To try and get rid of this (I couldn't run MagicTune anyway, it always told me I had to reboot) I got the latest version from the Samsung site and installed that. Same issues, couldn't load MagicTune. So I uninstalled MagicTune ... same brightness issue. I uninstalled the monitor driver so I was left with only the default Windows driver ... still messed up. I deleted everything I could find that was related to it ... the same. There are no processes running that I associate with the display. I've been into the nVidia control panel (latest drivers for my NX8600GTS) but I can't see anything that would be causing it there.
I'm stumped. I'm getting really annoyed. I don't think I'm running Aero (it doesn't say I am, it says Windows Basic if I go to Theme), and I don't think it's Opera because it happens on IE.
Please help :/
If it helps, I can say it also seems to have disabled my ability to use the menu options for MagicColor, Color Tone, Color Control and Gamma that are (or were) available using the buttons on the monitor itself.
Last edited by Hqjrt
on Fri May 02, 2008 4:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.