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Mint's appearance makes my eyes bleed

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:19 pm
by abyssal
Hello. As my first post on this forum, I'd like to say thanks to the devs because Linux Mint is really really awesome.

There is one thing though that makes me want to shut down my PC and get out: it hurts my eyes while using it. I don't understand why, because it looks pretty much like windows, but it's something with it that makes my eyes hurt. I've tried changing the theme and colors, also set brightness level lower but still nothing.

Anyone has any idea about this? Is it some sort of resolution setting or something like this ?

Thanks.

Re: Mint's appearance makes my eyes bleed

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:06 pm
by TBABill
Do you mean that it bothers you or that it physically is painful to look at? If it's painful, as in eye strain or headache, could it be a resolution that isn't matched well with the monitor or laptop screen? I'd check what your native screen resolution is and compare to Mint.

Perhaps trying a different desktop environment may help if resolution, contrast, brightness, etc. aren't an answer?

Re: Mint's appearance makes my eyes bleed

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:46 am
by Dngrsone
It looks like the only thing you haven't tried changing is the resolution of the video... You might take a stab at changing that.

Re: Mint's appearance makes my eyes bleed

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:33 pm
by wheeledgoat
yeah, if you're somehow in an odd resolution, the screen could look kinda wonky on ya.

from the terminal, you can use to midify your resolution.

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xrandr
I'm at work and can't test it out right now, but with the right switches it will also list for you all resolutions supported by your monitor. And even better it will put an asterisk next to the preferred resolution. Sorry I can't remember what those switches are, but they're pretty simple. Look up the manual entry for the command for the switches and details;

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man xrandr

Re: Mint's appearance makes my eyes bleed

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:46 am
by MtnDewManiac
If you're using a CRT, check your refresh rates - I used to have issues with refresh rates that were too low. Also with some lights (go figure).

If using an LCD, the above probably won't apply.