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How to Run VESA Certified DisplayHDR Tests on Display in Windows 10

The VESA DisplayHDR Group has a free DisplayHDR Test app in the Microsoft Store that allows you to confirm the display parameters including brightness, color and contrast performance of high dynamic range (HDR) laptop and desktop monitors as per the set forth in VESA’s High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification (DisplayHDR).

Created by VESA, the Video Electronics Standards Association, this new test tool has a simple keyboard interface that enables professional and lab-level users of off-the-shelf calibration colorimeters to test and evaluate HDR displays at the three performance levels (DisplayHDR 400, 600 and 1000) outlined in the DisplayHDR specification. See https://DisplayHDR.org

This tutorial will show you how to download and use the DisplayHDR Test app to run VESA Certified DisplayHDR compliance tests on a HDR display in Windows 10.

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How to Remove Display from Desktop in Windows 10

You can prevent Windows 10 from using a connected display without having to disconnect the display, and then easily allowing Windows 10 to use the display again when wanted.

This essentially allows you to remove and restore a connected external display on demand without having to physically disconnect and reconnect the display.

This tutorial will show you how to remove a display from desktop to prevent Windows 10 from using the display, and restore when wanted.

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How to Show News Bar on Primary or Secondary Monitor in Windows 10

The News Bar app brings you the latest news from the Microsoft News network of over 4500 of the world’s most respected journalism brands. In addition, you can configure it to provide you with up to date information throughout the day on your favorite stocks.

Microsoft’s Windows News Bar works just like the Windows Taskbar. It’s there when you need it, where you need it and how you need it. Customize its appearance in settings to find the experience that’s just right for you. If you want to focus, don’t worry, you can minimize the News Bar at any time and then bring it back when you’re ready for it again.

If you have more than one display monitor connected to your computer, you can select to show the News Bar on either the primary (aka: main) or secondary monitor.

This tutorial will show you how to show the News Bar on either the primary or secondary monitor for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change Display Orientation in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can change the display orientation to landscape, portrait, landscape (flipped), or portrait (flipped).

A tablet and 2-in-1 (ex: convertible or hybrid laptop) type devices are designed to rotate the built-in display automatically in a portrait or landscape orientation as you turn it so that what you see on the screen is always right side up.

This tutorial will show you how to change the display orientation in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Brightness Slider on Action Center in Windows 10

If you have a Windows 10 device (ex: laptop or tablet) with a built-in display, you can change its screen brightness.

A brighter display uses more power, which reduces battery life.

If you have a Windows 10 device (ex: laptop or tablet) with a built-in display, you will have a brightness slider quick action at the bottom of the Action Center by default.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the brightness slider quick action at the bottom of the Action Center for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change HDR and SDR Brightness Balance Level in Windows 10

With Windows HD Color in Windows 10, you get the most of out your high dynamic range (HDR) TV or PC display. When you connect your HDR10-capable TV or display to a Windows 10 PC that supports HDR and wide color gamut (WCG), you’ll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display.

If you have a laptop with an HDR-capable built-in display, there are additional power-related settings for HDR because these displays use more power than non-HDR displays.

Many HDR displays today are designed primarily for watching movies and videos in HDR mode. As a result, you might need to do some things to get the best results when using your HDR display in Windows 10.

You might need to adjust the relative brightness of SDR and HDR content for your HDR-capable display. This is because a display interprets an HDR and SDR signal differently, and the results will vary by make and model.

This tutorial will show you how to adjust the brightness balance level between high dynamic range (HDR) and standard dynamic range (SDR) content for a built-in HDR display in Windows 10.

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How to Add a Project Display context menu in Windows 10

Display Switch is used to change the presentation mode of the main display of your Windows 10 PC to project on either the PC screen only, duplicate on second display, extend across all displays, or second screen only.

Miracast is a wireless technology your PC, laptop, or tablet can use to connect to a wireless display to project your screen to wireless TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that also support Miracast. You can use this to share what you’re doing on your PC, present a slide show, or even play your favorite game on a larger screen.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Project Display to the desktop context menu for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Clear and Reset External Display Cache in Windows 10

The display cache in Windows 10 helps the computer to remember what mode and resolution to use when a particular display output is detected from a connected external monitor. This helps avoid having to manually apply all the settings again each time a specific external monitor is connected.

Sometimes the cache may have issues, and you find that the display output is not working properly when you connect to an external monitor.

If this happens, you can reset and clear the display cache to see if that fixes the issue. When you reset and clear the display cache, it will force Windows 10 to forget any connected external monitors and their individual settings stored in the display cache on the computer. The next time you connect to an external display, it will be treated as a newly connected display using the default and optimal settings again.

This tutorial will show you how to clear and reset the external display cache in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10

With Windows HD Color in Windows 10, you get the most of out your high dynamic range (HDR) TV or PC display. When you connect your HDR10-capable TV or display to a Windows 10 PC that supports HDR and wide color gamut (WCG), you’ll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display.

This includes photos, videos, and games.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off HDR (high dynamic range) and WCG (wide color gamut) color for a display in Windows 10.

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