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10 Easy ways to get Chromebook screen back to normal

How to get Chromebook screen back to normal

Are you concerned about your Chromebook’s screen display? Is it changed from how it seemed before? Do you notice any changes to the display on your Chromebook, such as if it is now dark, enlarged, orange, or zoomed in?

If so, you or a young child in your house may have unintentionally modified a display setting. But don’t worry, you don’t have to take your Chromebook to a repair shop. As seen here, you may quickly restore your Chromebook’s screen to regular operation.

Here are 10 display settings that you could have tampered with and instructions on how to correct them. Examine each one carefully to see which feature is the culprit.


1. Increase Chromebook brightness

You may have unintentionally set the brightness to 0 or the lowest setting if your Chromebook’s screen went dark while it was still on.

Press the Increase brightness key on the keyboard (located in the top row) many times to gradually increase brightness until the Chromebook screen returns to normal. Everything should now be visible on your screen.

2. Turn the Chromebook’s Split Screen off

Your Chromebook is in split-screen mode if two applications are shown on the left and right sides of the screen, respectively.

Simply click the Maximize button on either of the two windows to turn off split-screen mode.

3. Switch the Full-screen Magnifier off

As the full-screen magnifier is on, everything on your screen will seem enlarged and will move when you move the mouse.

The keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Search + M may be used to turn it off. Alternatively, carry out the procedures below to disable it in Chromebook settings:

1. To access the Quick panel, click time in the bottom-right corner of the Chromebook.

2. In the Quick panel, choose the Settings icon.

3. To enlarge it, choose Advanced on the left sidebar. Then choose Manage accessibility features after selecting Accessibility.

4. Drop down to the bottom and deselect the checkbox next to Enable full-screen magnifier. That ought should turn the magnifier off.

4. Turn off the docked magnifier

Docked magnifier is activated if the top portion of the screen displays a magnified image of the Chromebook’s bottom portion or if you see a split-screen magnifier.

Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Search + D to turn off the Docked magnifier. Alternatively, choose Options > Accessibility > Manage accessibility settings. Disable the toggle next to Docked magnifier is enabled.


5. Disable the High Contrast Mode

Your Chromebook’s high-contrast option will make the colours seem strange or reversed. You must disable the high-contrast option to restore the original colour scheme.

Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Search + H to do that. Or, deactivate accessibility settings by going to Options > Accessibility > Manage accessibility settings. Turn on high contrast.

6. Turn off the nightlight

The Night light on your Chromebook is possibly to blame if the screen on your device seems orange- or light-red-coloured. Unaware users may find it simpler to read in low light thanks to the Night light function. 

Go to Settings > Device > Displays if you don’t like it. Flip the switch adjacent to the Night light off. Ensure that the drop-down option next to Schedule is set to Never.


7. Disable Rotation

You can quickly return the screen to its default position if it seems to have rotated on your Chromebook, meaning that its orientation has altered. 

To do this, repeatedly hit the Ctrl, Shift, and Refresh buttons on your keyboard until the correct orientation is obtained.

Go to Settings > Device > Displays as an alternative. In the drop-down box next to Orientation, choose 0 (Default).

8. Adjust the display

The display size may have changed if the things on your Chromebook’s screen look smaller or bigger than usual.

Go to Settings > Device > Displays to repair it. To alter the display size on your Chromebook, use the slider next to the Display size.

On your Chromebook, you may also zoom in and out using the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl, Shift, + to raise the display resolution.
  • Use the keys Ctrl, Shift, and – to lower the display’s resolution.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl, Shift, 0 to clear the display settings or return them to their default state.


9. Restore Chrome to its default appearance

The Chrome browser’s appearance settings must be checked if they seem to have changed, and they must be reset to their default values as stated below:

1. Start your Chromebook’s Chrome browser.

2. Select Settings from the menu by clicking the three-dot symbol at the top.

3. From the left sidebar, choose Appearance. Select the Recommended option from the drop-down box next to the Font size on the right side. Additionally, choose your favourite zoom level from the Page zoom drop-down box.


10. Reset your Chromebook

You should attempt power cleaning or resetting your Chromebook if the aforementioned techniques weren’t successful in getting the screen back to normal. When you do this, your Chromebook will have no user accounts and all data in the Downloads folder will be deleted.

Go to Settings > Reset settings to wipe your Chromebook clean. Reset is the button next to Powerwash.

You’ll see a confirmation window. Click Restart. You will have to configure your Chromebook once it has been reset.

You should be able to get your Chromebook’s screen back to normal using one of the aforementioned techniques, I hope.