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How to use the colour filters to adjust screen colour in Windows 11

How to use the colour filters to adjust screen colour in Windows 11

Short guide

  1. Open the Accessibility settings by pressing the Windows key  + U.
  2. Click on the toggle switch for Colour filters to turn it on.
  3. To switch to a different filter, click on the radio button to the left of it.
  4. Click the toggle switch for Keyboard shortcut for colour filters to turn it on.

Before and after

Windows 11 before and after colour filters are applied

This section explains how to select and enable colour filters in Windows 11. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help.

Open the Accessibility settings

1. Open the Accessibility settings by pressing the Windows key  + U or clicking Start > Settings > Accessibility. Click on Colour filters in the Vision section on the right.

Click Colour filters under Vision on the right

Enable colour filters

2. In the Colour filters window, click on the toggle switch for Colour filters to turn it on.

Click the toggle switch for Colour filters to turn it on

Switching between filters

3. By default, Windows turns on the red/green filter for deuteranopia. To switch to a different filter, click on the circular radio button to the left of it. The preview at the top of the window will change to reflect the effects of the new filter.

Click the radio button next to a filter to select it

Selecting Greyscale and Inverted filters

4. Below the colour blindness filters, you’ll also find filters that turn the colour image to greyscale and invert the standard colours. These can make the screen easier to read for some users in some applications.

The Greyscale and Inverted filters can sometimes make the screen easier to read

Turn on the keyboard shortcut

5. To enable quick switching between normal colours and filtered colours, click the toggle switch for Keyboard shortcut for colour filters to turn it on. You can now switch your chosen filter on and off by pressing the Windows key  + Ctrl + C.

Click the toggle switch to turn the keyboard shortcut on

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings are managed by someone else (an IT department or administrator for example) in which case you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

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