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I want to calibrate my desktop. I managed to find the colour option in the settings menu, but the calibrate button it's greyed. How to activate it so I can calibrate my colours?

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This button is not for manual calibration. To calibrate a monitor, you need a special device called colorimeter.

If you don't own such a device, the best thing you can do, is to do a websearch for available color profiles you can try (try, because not every panel is the same, so someone else's color profile for your monitor might make things even worse).

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I want it do do by hand. There is just a bit of too much green in my screen. – Paul Woitaschek Mar 5 '12 at 9:45

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