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Default Screen angle - 11-12-2008, 07:23 PM

I have just received my new Mini and am generally very happy with it.

One thing puzzles me is that when I have the screen back as far as it will go then it still does not go back far enough to get the best viewing angle for reading text on the screen. If I have it set on a table top and tilt the whole device back a further 20-30 degrees then text is much darker/denser and easier to read.
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Default Re: Screen angle - 11-12-2008, 07:45 PM

Yeah, it's a pretty stupid design.. one of the few things that bugs me
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Default Re: Screen angle - 12-10-2008, 07:59 PM

At first, that bugged me, too. Then I changed my contrast (there is a contrast button on the keyboard) -- now - all is well!
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Default Re: Screen angle - 12-10-2008, 09:48 PM

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At first, that bugged me, too. Then I changed my contrast (there is a contrast button on the keyboard) -- now - all is well!
There is? What is it? I have tried the Fn+9/Fn+0 buttons but I don't find they help much.

I am tempted to take it apart and dremel tool the hinges.
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Default Re: Screen angle - 12-10-2008, 10:45 PM

I don't know about adjusting contrast via function keys...but you can adjust contrast by right-clicking the desktop and selecting Properties > Display tab, then selecting the Intel tab. But I won't touch that for now, as the contrast adjuster gives me a blue screen! :lol: :roll:
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Default Re: Screen angle - 12-12-2008, 12:50 AM

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At first, that bugged me, too. Then I changed my contrast (there is a contrast button on the keyboard) -- now - all is well!
There is? What is it? I have tried the Fn+9/Fn+0 buttons but I don't find they help much.

I am tempted to take it apart and dremel tool the hinges.
Unfortunately, I don't have the mini in front of me. Look at the top buttons (more toward the right) -- you'll see blue icons of brightness (there are 2 keys; one for up and one for down). Use the blue FN button on the bottom left and hit one of those icon keys -- you'll see an immediate change.

I'll try to remember to login later, while on the mini, to see if you found/fixed the problem.
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Default Re: Screen angle - 12-12-2008, 03:25 AM

That's brightness, not contrast.
I was thinking about doing the same thing to my hinges.. If you do that, let us know how it works.


Tired of wondering if your Mini9 is doing ANYTHING? - Add a HDD Activity LED
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Default Re: Screen angle - 12-12-2008, 07:00 PM

Unaclocker -- you're right...my BAD.

In any case, it made it much clearer for me to see!
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Default Re: Screen angle - 03-23-2009, 12:42 PM

I have ubuntu on it, added monitor gamma spec in /etc/X11/xorg.conf . The screen becomes a little darker although cannot adjust easily like Fn+9/10.

Code:
Section"Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Gamma 0.5    # <--- here
This gamma takes effect after Control+Alt+Backspace.
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