Colorblind Windows Users: Try This Trick to Better Distinguish Colors

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brought with it a ton of new features 9 New Settings Features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Does the Settings app seem to change every time you use it? We'll show you the most important features you may have missed since the last Windows 10 update! Read More  and settings that aim to make your life a little easier. One small but significant change to the OS comes in handy for any Windows users who have one of several different types of color blindness.

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If you have Deuteranopia or Protanopia (the two types of red-green color blindness) or Tritanopia (blue-yellow color blindness), the Fall Update’s Color Filter setting makes it easier to distinguish between these colors on your computer.

Here’s how to turn it on:

  1. Go to Settings > Ease of Access > Color and High Contrast.
  2. Toggle Apply Filter on and depending on what kind of color blindness you have, select Deutaranopia, Protanopia or Tritanopia from the dropdown menu.
  3. Once you have the filter selected, you can toggle it on and off using the keyboard shortcut Windows key + Ctrl + C.

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If you still haven’t upgraded your Windows 10 machine, or if you use a different operating system, Chrome users can install an extension The Best Chrome Extensions Made by Google Who better to provide Chrome extensions than Google? Play it safe with a trusted source. Here are the best homemade Chrome browser addons. Read More that provides a similar functionality for their web browsing. The Windows 10 feature is, of course, more handy as it applies to all programs and windows open on your computer, not just your browser.

The color filter setting in Windows 10 also allows users to invert colors, turn their OS to a grayscale interface, or an inverted grayscale interface.

How does the feature work for you? Have you found that it helps when browsing websites or working on your computer? Do you have any other tips and tricks for making it easier to distinguish colors on your screen? Let us know in the comments. 

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  1. Scott A. Lakin
    March 20, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    THIS HAS CHANGED MY LIFE! I work in software design and have always struggled with black to red text. WOW> THank you so much

  2. Luke
    April 26, 2018 at 5:42 am

    thanks for helping a deuteranope :)