Blurry icons, washed out colors...

kona0197

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So for the longest time, like many of us, I used Windows 10. Recently gave Windows 11 a try. I am running all the latest drivers for my hardware and in dark mode. So why is it in Windows 10 the taskbar is a deeper back then in Windows 11? Why do the icons on the taskbar in Windows 10 look detailed, bright, and high def compared to the grainy, 16-bit look in Windows 11? I have included screenshots of both operating systems taskbars as they look while running on my system. It's highly annoying to use 11 with blurry icons and text. Yes, I have the latest video drivers from Intel. And advice to fix this would be helpful. Otherwise, back to Windows 10. Thanks!!

Could it just be my poor eyesight? To me Windows 10 has a deeper black and more detail. IDK...

Windows 10 taskbar:
WIN10.jpg

Windows 11 taskbar:
WIN11.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Celeron G5905T
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    8GB DDR4 (PC4-19200)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 610
    Sound Card
    HP
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    HP (All-In-One)
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    1920X1080
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    246GB Samsung SSD
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TraderGary

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I hadn't noticed before, but yes, the default background color for the task bar is not black, but a light shade of gray.

Colors can be changed in Settings > Personalization > Colors (Themes).

Windows 11 icons on my 4K OLED screen are tack sharp.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK
    Memory
    32GB 2666MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070, 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
    Sound Card
    ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (1) 4K OLED - Primary Screen (2) 4K IPS - Secondary ScreenPad Plus (3840 x 1100)
    Screen Resolution
    15.6” OLED 4K (3840 x 2160) 16:9, touchscreen, 440 nits, DCI-P3: 100%, Pantone Validated, with stylus support
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVME PCIe® 3.0 Samsung Performance SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
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    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Security
    Other Info
    Microsoft 365
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft File History

    Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop
    DaVinci Resolve Studio
    Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    i5-1035G4
    Memory
    8GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    IPS
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    700 Mbps, 24 Mbps
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    Microsoft Edge
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    Microsoft Windows Security
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    Microsoft 365
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    Microsoft File History
    Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop

kona0197

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I've tried setting it to true black, it never works. At this point I'm just gonna revert back to Windows 10 and in a few years when support for 10 ends, switch to Linux.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Celeron G5905T
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    8GB DDR4 (PC4-19200)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 610
    Sound Card
    HP
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP (All-In-One)
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    246GB Samsung SSD
    PSU
    HP
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