Fix: Windows Black And White Screen

A lot of Windows 10 users are experiencing a weird issue where their screens are turning black and white. It is not a monitor issue though since most of the users can see the colors in their bios menu or in the monitor menu. For some users, the black and white screen is only appearing on one user. Logging in with other user accounts is fine. The black and white screen issue will start as soon as you reach the login screen. The login screen will itself be black and white, and everything else will be black and white as well.

Windows 10 black and white
Windows 10 black and white

What causes the Windows 10 black and white screen?

Here are the reasons that might have caused your screen to go black and white

  • Windows 10 grayscale shortcut: Majority of the users experience this issue because of accidental key pressing. Windows 10 comes with a shortcut key (CTRL + Windows Key + C) that lets the users change the screen filter. As you can imagine, the shortcut key is really close to the copy shortcut keys doesn’t help. A lot of users accidentally hit these keys and their screens turn black and white.
  • Windows Update or Unintentional Setting Change: This issue can also be caused by a Windows update. Not because it’s a bug but because Windows update sometimes resets the settings. Since there is a setting in the Personalization page that lets you change the color filter of your screen, a Windows Update can change these settings. It can also be caused by an accidental click.

In short, the issue isn’t really an issue but more of a mistake that a lot of people make. Technically, the main thing that causes your Windows 10 black and white screen is the Windows 10 color filter. This setting can be changed either via the shortcut keys or via the settings. But the good news is that it can easily be changed back to normal. Simply follow the steps given below.

Method 1: Change Windows 10 Color Filter via Shortcut Keys

The shortcut keys of changing the color filter of Windows 10 are CTRL, Windows Key, and C (CTRL + Windows Key + C). If you accidentally pressed these keys then pressing these keys again will bring the filter back to normal.

Simply press CTRL + Windows key + C keys simultaneously to change the color filter of Windows 10.

Method 2: Change Colors via Settings

The color settings for the Windows 10 screen are available in the personalized settings as well. Accessing these settings and making the required changes will fix the issue in no time.

  1. Hold Windows key and press I
  2. Click Personalization
Select Personalization from settings
Go to personalized settings
  1. Click High contrast settings.
Select high contrast settings
Get to the high contrast settings
  1. Select Color filters from the left pane and Toggle off Turn on color filters
turn off color filters
turn off color filters

That’s it. This should disable the grayscale color filter from Windows 10.


Kevin Arrows

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