[SOLVED] HDR looks bad all over. Except when running games & watching HDR content

Karan Yelve

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Hi there, I recently enabled HDR on Windows 11 beta to try it out. It works flawlessly in games and HDR made content but when I use it normally to traverse my desktop it looks terrible. The explorer, desktop background. It seems to have a yellow hue or greenish tint of sorts. I understand SDR content looks terrible on HDR but why does windows look so bad. Am I missing a setting or has windows not fully implemented this feature yet?
 

chaoyang

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Oct 24, 2019
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Hi there, I recently enabled HDR on Windows 11 beta to try it out. It works flawlessly in games and HDR made content but when I use it normally to traverse my desktop it looks terrible. The explorer, desktop background. It seems to have a yellow hue or greenish tint of sorts. I understand SDR content looks terrible on HDR but why does windows look so bad. Am I missing a setting or has windows not fully implemented this feature yet?
Windows 11 is still very new, there is bound to be some glitches. You could send Microsoft an feedback about your problem, with your specs.

You could also post your specs here to see if anyone has a similar issue with similar hardware setups.
 

chaoyang

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Oct 24, 2019
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Hi there, I recently enabled HDR on Windows 11 beta to try it out. It works flawlessly in games and HDR made content but when I use it normally to traverse my desktop it looks terrible. The explorer, desktop background. It seems to have a yellow hue or greenish tint of sorts. I understand SDR content looks terrible on HDR but why does windows look so bad. Am I missing a setting or has windows not fully implemented this feature yet?
Windows 11 is still very new, there is bound to be some glitches. You could send Microsoft an feedback about your problem, with your specs.

You could also post your specs here to see if anyone has a similar issue with similar hardware setups.
 

Colif

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WIn 11 beta has extra diagnostics that may report that problem back to them anyway. I had a problem on the original build (22000) but it was fixed by a Cumulative patch later in week so Win 11 likely to be a moving target for a few months until they ready to release it in October (educated guess)
 
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