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    blowdart

    f.lux dims your display as the sun goes down.

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    jmzl666

    Looks weird at first, let's see how it goes.

     

    Juan Zamudio

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    Bas

    Interesting, but the lighting in this damned office is pretty much consistent throughout the day.

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    W3bbo

    I've no need for it, my laptop has a built-in ambient light sensor Big Smile

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    Sven Groot

    W3bbo said:

    I've no need for it, my laptop has a built-in ambient light sensor Big Smile

    But that adjusts brightness. This program actually adjust the colour temperature, not the brightness.

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    Sven Groot

    One thing is weird about it. Whatever method it uses to adjust the colour temperature doesn't appear to affect the mouse cursor. That makes it really stand out in night mode, almost fluorescent.

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    W3bbo

    Sven Groot said:

    One thing is weird about it. Whatever method it uses to adjust the colour temperature doesn't appear to affect the mouse cursor. That makes it really stand out in night mode, almost fluorescent.

    How did Adobe Gamma do its magic? I think this is the same thing: colour correction is only applied to the windows framebuffer which doesn't contain the mouse cursor.

     

    ...but how does that work with the DWM?

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    qvp

    I have been using f.lux (or Redshift for unix-like OSes) for quite awhile now. It took a few days to get used to the red tint as it got later, but now I don't even notice it. But what I have noticed is a lot less eyestrain and therefore less headaches! My office has huge windows on 2 walls so natural light is my main light source.

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    exoteric

    Absolutely superb idea! Thanks blowdart!

     

    I still want dynamic indoor lighting, but this is the next best thing Smiley

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    blowdart

    qvp said:

    I have been using f.lux (or Redshift for unix-like OSes) for quite awhile now. It took a few days to get used to the red tint as it got later, but now I don't even notice it. But what I have noticed is a lot less eyestrain and therefore less headaches! My office has huge windows on 2 walls so natural light is my main light source.

    Funny, I see it as a yellow tint.

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    W3bbo

    blowdart said:
    qvp said:
    *snip*

    Funny, I see it as a yellow tint.

    I see poorly calibrated monitors.

     

    Does F.Lux implement the color temperature in software, or does it have an option to use the DDC/DCI channel to physically set your monitor's temperature?

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    blowdart

    W3bbo said:
    blowdart said:
    *snip*

    I see poorly calibrated monitors.

     

    Does F.Lux implement the color temperature in software, or does it have an option to use the DDC/DCI channel to physically set your monitor's temperature?

    Laptop LCD Tongue Out

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    TommyCarlier

    I've been using it since last night (GMT+1 here) and I like it more than I suspected. You get used to it very quickly.

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    Sven Groot

    TommyCarlier said:

    I've been using it since last night (GMT+1 here) and I like it more than I suspected. You get used to it very quickly.

    Yeah, same here. The only issue that on my primary monitor it makes links on some sites a bit hard to see. But I did feel it was much easier on my eyes.

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    qvp

    W3bbo said:
    blowdart said:
    *snip*

    I see poorly calibrated monitors.

     

    Does F.Lux implement the color temperature in software, or does it have an option to use the DDC/DCI channel to physically set your monitor's temperature?

    I do have my monitor correctly calibrated... Here is a snip from where I 1st heard about it; it explains the reasoning behind the red tint.

     

    "If you’re not familiar with F.lux you probably don’t know what Redshift does. Essentially this application will, as it gets darker outside, alter your computer’s display and give everything a red tinge. There’s a reason for that. The type of lighting that is around you changes as it gets darker outside. Sunlight is very white, but artificial lighting tends to be more red. As such, if you read something on a piece of paper it will look white to your eyes during the day and reddish at night.

     

    You don’t notice this because your brain automatically balances the difference. Your computer monitor, being backlit, is constantly white. Because of this, looking at your computer at night can hurt your eyes and cause you to lose sleep. Redshift helps offset this."

     

    source: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/redshift-eyes-sharp-helps-sleep-linux/

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    AndyC

    Started using this yesterday and definitely slept better last night. Coincidence? Possibly but I think worthy of investing a bit more time to get used to the slighty weird colour effect.

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