Sunspark It says that because of the California Energy Commission, the monitor I'm using doesn't allow me to adjust the brightness and contrast levels when I'm in sRGB mode. That's also what this user reports when using that BenQ TN unit.
"unfortunately with that monitor if you select sRGB mode you can't change the brightness for some weird reason"
So I wanted to know why that would be the case, and I also wanted to know why this user might be finding the sRGB mode more comfortable with less eye irritation.
When I turned on the monitor I'm using now, it defaulted to sRGB, but with the warning that I wouldn't be able to change brightness or contrast in that mode. I didn't know what to do because I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable it was in that mode. That's when I found the anecdote I've shared here.
Is it typical to not be able to adjust brightness and contrast when sRGB is selected? And why would the California Energy Commission mandate that?