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Old 20th June 2013, 16:07   #1
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Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?
Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?

During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun.

f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.
I have been using flux since some time now. Thought I would share it with BHPians, specially those who work during the night shifts.

Best while reading. Not intended to be used while performing color specific tasks.

http://justgetflux.com/
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I use it in my office. Good App. I get to know that I have worked till sunset.
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Been using for a while too. Very nice on the eyes. In fact I liked it so much I now configured it to have a slight tinge even in the mornings, and it gradually gets darker in the night.

I just can't stand bright light. All my screens are on the lowest brightness setting. I have two very bright sources of light above my head in office which I dimmed down using paper
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Started using it. Excellent app. I gave it the exact location coordinates of my house using wikimapia

Thanks Ashutosh...
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Is there any application that can reduce the LCD brightness(below what the OS permits)?

I tried dimmer, but the task bar doesn't dim.
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@ramzsys

http://www.entechtaiwan.com/lib/softmccs.shtm

I have used softMCCS to reset settings to "factory default" during a malfunction on m DELL monitor. It did a better job than the monitor's reset.

I think it can be used for your purpose. Just be careful though, it communicates directly with the monitor's inbuilt settings.
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Just to add, for people on Linux there is a program called Redshift which I have been using for past 2-3 years. Very very useful while browsing/reading/viewing at night.

It has the same functionality as flux.
http://jonls.dk/redshift/
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Ashutosh JI, thanks a lot for f.lux

I am using it since I read your post recently, and found eyes are less strained, Earlier I used to manually adjust the brightness but it didn't had this much perfection.

I spend 12-16 hours on computer on weekdays.
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Great app and loving it ,now the screen is warmer and the moths and fly's don't get attracted to my screen .

Thanks Ashutosh .
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@ottocycle
It does help in keeping schedules

@hellmet
You are lucky that you can adjust them. In shared workspaces such lights are often a source of eye strains.

@sandeepmdas and ghpk
I am glad to have shared something that useful.

@alpha1
That should come handy. thanks for sharing.

@slalom,
I did not know that side effect. Should prove useful whilst traveling.

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