Strange color behavior


jguy

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Hello,

I experience a really strange color behavior, as you can see in the attached files. I opened windows explorer, then a Volume mixer window. In opening volume mixer I noticed a really strange yellow cast at the bottom of this window. The yellow cast changes / moves as I move the window. Then I clicked on the explorer and the yellow cast in Volume mixer disappeared.

My Dell 3421we is color calibrated and uniformity compensation is on. Color uniformity is just perfect so far and even with color compensation off, I never experienced such a cast in any software windows.

It looks like, Volume mixer window is deactivating the color uniformity of the monitor itself and even make it worst than it is. Where could this problem coming from ? It may not be a problem / bug but it's really strange and awful to see ...

Thanks
 
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    5900x
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    Asrock x570 Phantom Gaming X
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    32GB
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    2800Ti
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    Dell 3421we
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    3440x1440
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    sabrent Rocket 1TB & 2TB
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    Antec 1200
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Are you sure you don't have night light on? - Start > Settings > System > Display, Night Light on or off?

 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom built
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    Intel i9-9900K
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    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
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    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
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    Radeon VII
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    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
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    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
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    1920 x 1200
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    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
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    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
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Are you sure you don't have night mode on?
The only issue with that is the entire screen isn't in night mode.. just part of it is
 

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    Windows 11 Home(Beta) - 23H2 - 22635.3500
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    Banana Junior 5600- G Series
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    AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
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    Asus ROG Strix B550-F
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB 4x16
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
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    Viotek 32", 28" ASUS VP28U
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    1080p
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    Primary SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus
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    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
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    ARCTIC Freezer 7 X
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    Corsair
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    Amazon Generic with Cord
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    Firefox and Edge
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The only issue with that is the entire screen isn't in night mode.. just part of it is
How do you know??? And if you look at the setting there's a strength slider.

I'll await the OP before going further.
 

My Computers

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
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    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
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    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech MK 710
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    This is my backup system.
As seen in the pictures the volume mixer window has enabled the acrylic effect, if you see again the background color is blurred and translucent in the volume mixer window.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 3Gen Extreme
    CPU
    I7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Intel MW-490
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD - NVIDIA 1650 Ti Max-Q
    Sound Card
    Realtek in-built
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 200% Scale
    Hard Drives
    C: WDC PC SN730 SDBQNTY-1T00-1001 (1 TB)
    D: KINGSTON SNV2S2000G (2 TB)
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Free
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaPad S340 81NB
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx 2.10 GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO LNVNB161216
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    C: SSD 128GB (RPFTJ128PDD2EWX)
    D: HDD 1 TB (Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172)
    Antivirus
    BitDefender
Night light is off, I'm sure ... and as bunnyj mentionned, night light on makes the whole screen more yellow but not as yellow as the volume mixer is.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    5900x
    Motherboard
    Asrock x570 Phantom Gaming X
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    2800Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 3421we
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    sabrent Rocket 1TB & 2TB
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Internet Speed
    25 MB/sec
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total security
Night light is off, I'm sure ... and as bunnyj mentionned, nitht light on makes th4e whole screen more yellow but not as yellow as the volume mixer is.
OK. Nothing further to add.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.
I looked at the acrylic effect and again, shouldn't the acrylic effect cover the whole window ? Also, text is as clear in the yellow part as it's in the white part.

I just found that some people experience a bug where white turns to yellow. It's supposed to impact HDR monitor but mine is not a HDR. For people able to understand this bug, here's the link : Windows 11 new bug turns white to yellow!.

Could it be my problem ???

edit : I noticed that every window in settings is affected by this behavior.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    5900x
    Motherboard
    Asrock x570 Phantom Gaming X
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    2800Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 3421we
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    sabrent Rocket 1TB & 2TB
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Internet Speed
    25 MB/sec
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total security
I wanted to set night light on to see if this could change something and I found out that if I set transparency off, the color cast disappears, as you can see in the following screen captures. So it looks like a transparency bug somewhere ...

This thread shows the same exact behavior. How to Turn Off Windows 11 Transparency Effects
To me, such a transparency effect is good nothing, specially with this yellow ...


Can other people experience the same behavior ?
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    5900x
    Motherboard
    Asrock x570 Phantom Gaming X
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    2800Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 3421we
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    sabrent Rocket 1TB & 2TB
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Internet Speed
    25 MB/sec
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total security
What type of monitor are you using? It looks like the old fashioned ones when they are packing up :ROFLMAO:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
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    Alienware M18 R1
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    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
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    Dark Metallic Moon
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    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
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    Alienware AW610M
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    Chrome and Firefox
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    Norton
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    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
a brand new Dell 3421we .... color calibrated with uniformity compensation on. The monitor colors are just perfect with a blank screen. No problem with monitor, I'm sure.

I found out ... the transparency option is far from transparency as I can understand this word. Window's transparency is more a color cast coming from the background screen. My background screen is Bing image of the day. The cast if coming from the background. This perfectly explains the color cast I'm having : top of the window is almost neutral and bottom is yellowish.

MiguelAngel11 had the right explanation, I just could not see this color cast coming from the background screen. Sorry MiguelAngel11 !
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    5900x
    Motherboard
    Asrock x570 Phantom Gaming X
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    2800Ti
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 3421we
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    sabrent Rocket 1TB & 2TB
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Internet Speed
    25 MB/sec
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total security
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