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The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
(Part 2 - coming soon)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fixing burn-in or stuck pixels!

A great tip submitted by Dominic P. Tremblay: Fixing burn-in or stuck pixels! Dominic has a one year old iMac and was having problems of burn-in. Basically, Word and MSN are always so much at the same place on the screen, that they have started to burn-in. A cool web application called JScreenFix can help resolve that issue. It runs in Java, in a web browser, so it is completely cross platform. What it does is it flashes different coloured pixels quickly accross the screen. Doing so for an extended period of time usually helps burn-in or stuck pixels a lot. You can run it full-screen even if it runs in a web browser. Learn more about it here on JScreenFix's website. Thanks for the tip Dominic.

3 Comments:

Blogger Bike Jax said...

Here's how I solved that issue. I don't run Windows. :)

August 26, 2008 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger HalHockersmith said...

To use this on a mac you will need Safari and Saft. Otherwise you will be blocked by your dock and Menubar.

August 26, 2008 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

My solution is to periodically zoom in/out whenever possible to prevent the menu bar and dock from that.

The Dock is not really an issue when set to magnify, but the colors of the dock itself do not change, so this needs to be done.

Alternatively, if you run any video in full screen, that will also work.

Another tip: Activate sleep mode if you step away from your Mac to conserve power and shut off the monitor.

August 26, 2008 at 12:39 PM  

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