F.Lux?

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  1. comda macrumors 6502a

    comda

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    Greetings Macrumors,

    Recently in class ive noticed some students computer screens have different colors in temperature. Their screens change as the day progresses. This is a program called F.Lux. Can someone that is using this application tell me if its worth the cost? Ive read that it has to do with eyes and the strain that screens give. Im using a macbook 3,1 with snow leopard and want to know if this will benefit me?
     
  2. BrettApple macrumors 65816

    BrettApple

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    It's a free app. You can grab it here.

    I used it on my iPhone 4s and 5c the whole time I had them. They never finished their Android port though. I also used it on my MacBook for quite some time. I just never reinstalled it since I got my rMBP.

    It's a personal preference kind of thing. But it's useful at night. Less blue light (wavelength keeps brain awake more than a warmer color temp), and it's less blinding should you need to check something in the night.

    Wish I could have it on my 6 Plus, but it came with 8.1.3 when I got it used.

    Should work fine on your MacBook. I had it on my Late '08 back in the Leopard and Snow Leopard days.
     
  3. Sital macrumors 68000

    Sital

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    I like it on my MacBook Pro, but hate it on my iPhone. It really does make a big difference in screen color and intensity. Just remember to disable it if you're using anything like Photoshop, or your colors will be off.
     
  4. mic j macrumors 68030

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    I tried it, liked the concept, but had some funky scrolling artifacts that made my eyes feel like they were being pulled out of my head.
     
  5. steve23094 macrumors 68000

    steve23094

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    I used to use it all the time, the change is so gradual it gives your eyes plenty of time to adjust. It's pretty good.

    I don't use it anymore since I bought a screen calibration device, it would kind of defeat the purpose.
     
  6. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    I love f.lux for working at night. I have it on my Windows PC and my MacBook. It's one of the first apps I download whenever I do a clean install on a system.
     
  7. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    It's a great app for softing the whites.

    I have it set to disable for specific apps like photo apps and VLC.
     
  8. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

    AllergyDoc

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    I had it running but quit using it recently because it causes my rMBP to revert to Regular Mode from Dark Mode when I restarted and often when waking the computer from sleep mode. Not a big deal but annoying. Also, I rarely compute at night anymore so it really was very useful.
     
  9. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Used it for years. I highly recommend it for working late at night or in a really dark room.
     

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