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Auto Monitor Correction

Avoiding Annoying Monitor Settings
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I have noticed that when running different programs/games/media that the desired levels of such settings as brightness, contrast, hue, etc. vary drasticly. I propose a fundamentally simple program that remembers seperate screen settings for applications that require them. It would always run in the background (taking up very little RAM) and would definately beat having to press those little buttons on the screen every time you opened, closed, or minimized one of the 'special needs' programs. Also, you could change it for different URLs as well (such as setting the hue to full red whenever you enter the halfbakery for comical value ).
NeverDie, Jan 28 2002


       Isn't this baked already? I assume you don't need these settings for normal utility applications like Word etc. but for games or DVD software? In which case all games I have seen over the last few years have display settings that can be adjusted, and these settings are the ones used every time the application is started. Same goes for DVD software.
mcscotland, Jan 28 2002

       Display quality shouldn't vary with what's displayed (unless the monitor is being over-driven or changing display modes). The monitor simply interprets a signal sent from the video card. Consequently, an application in memory - while it could analyze the data going to the monitor - would have no idea what the display 'looked' like to the user.
phoenix, Jan 28 2002

       It's sorta baked already, though it always seems software manages to find a display mode for which I haven't yet got my monitor set properly.   

       Actually, what I'd like to see would be a means by which the monitor could automatically adjust its geometry controls to fill the screen except for a consistent 1/16" or so margin around the perimeter. Even on monitors which 'remember' the settings they always drift with temperature, humidity, etc. Unfortunately, my original idea for sensing image placement (use sense wires near the edge of the screen) would be over-complicated by the high grid voltage on normal monitor screens; something photo-electronic would probably be needed instead.
supercat, Jan 29 2002

       Mostly baked but +
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