Feature Request: Add an HDR switch to the display API

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Occasional Visitor

We need a standard way for video players to be able to passthrough HDR to the display when the video we're playing has it.

 

Currently windows can enable HDR, but that wont work for video unless you use hacks that rely on APIs internal to your video drivers and it changes depending on manufacture etc.

 

The same also applies to games I believe.

 

Unfortunately I'm not incredibly versed in the subject but it does affect me and many others.

 

Thanks

Topherhead

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Hi Topherhead,

Thanks for raising this to the community. It is a good potential add!

Feature requests with Windows differs slightly from other Microsoft products. The recommended ways are

1. Feedback hub
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4021566/windows-10-send-feedback-to-microsoft-with-feedback...

2. Windows Insiders
https://insider.windows.com/en-gb/how-to-feedback/

They previously had uservoice but this was disbanded in favour of direct feedback through Windows itself.

Hope that answers your question!

Best, Chris