Windows 10: Monitor lost color Solved

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Monitor lost color


    I have Acer flat screen monitor which has been work very well for a couple years. After cleaning the desktop and keyboard the monitor still works except there is no color.

    Any ideas
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    You hit a keystroke combination while cleaning. Hit Ctrl-Winkey-C and your color will come back!
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Last edited by EdTittel; 2 Weeks Ago at 11:05. Reason: Fix typo
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  3. Posts : 27,174
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       2 Weeks Ago #3

    Hello Howdog, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like you may have turned on Color Filters by mistake pressing the Win+Ctrl+C keys while cleaning. The default color filter is "Greyscale" for what you're seeing.

    Pressing those keys again will turn it off.

    Turn On or Off Color Filters to the Screen in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    Ha! Ha! Brink: for once I got it out faster than you did. Happy Thursday!
    Best wishes,
    --Ed--
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  5. Posts : 268
    Windows 10
       2 Weeks Ago #5

    That happened to me last month.
    Someone suggested adding this to my Autohotkey script to completely disable control-win-c ...
    Code:
    ; DEFEAT THE CTRL-WIN-C SHORTCUT THAT CHANGES THE SCREEN TO MONOCHROME
    #^c::
    return
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  6. Posts : 27,174
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       2 Weeks Ago #6

    Lucikily, Windows 10 build 17083 and later will include a setting to enable or disable the keyboard shortcut for Color Filters.

    Enable or Disable Color Filters Hotkey in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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