Perhaps the wrong video driver is in use? It sounds like the backlight
control isn't working properly.
I'd also check the BIOS version to see if a later version exists.
The other thing to check for is power savings settings. Try and see if they
have a bearing..
"matthew." <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I just got around to swapping over to the replacement laptop Dell had
> sent me (different story) and have noticed an very annoying issue.
> The colours of the display are washed out/too bright, for example
> making grey text unreadable and colours seem very vague. If this was a
> permenant thing I would think it's a problem with the LCD or a colour
> profile going haywire or something...however here's the very odd thing,
> if I start an application - say firefox for example - the colours will
> fade to -normal- (nicely contrasted, strong colours) within 2-3 seconds
> of the application loading, then when I close or minimise the
> application the image will fade back to the incorrect display I
> Does anyone know what the problem is? Why does it -fade-? Surely if a
> setting was being changed or something it would just flick...