Guru's needed here.
My newly purchased Dell gave me (?free) a 15" flat screen monitor. I assume that makes it an LCD.
Calibration setting is crazy. I get brightnesses and colors all over the map, no matter how I try to set Adobe Gamma in Control Panel. Also some instruction ambiguities in operating Adobe Gamma.
For example in the beginning they tell you to set contrast on the monitor to the highest level. They never tell you to reduce it from the 100% mark. Is this correct? Secondly, you are supposed to match the smaller square boxes with the outer rim boxes. In my case, the hest setting to the left of the sliding control doesn't change the setting enough to meet that requirement.
On my earlier computer, I had a perfectly good 17" CRT which gave me no problems, and always seemed to have pleasant, reasonable display, which worked well for web pages, as well as print.
Looking for an answer on Google I found the following article, which expresses my problem exactly, but gives no solution.
Is there a way to adjust it manually, and forget the Adobe Gamma function?
Please, what's going on? Should I just junk the flat screen and go back to my CRT? (Leaving less room on my work table.)