Nighttime Mode for OS X

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by southerndoc, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. southerndoc macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    What's the likelihood of seeing nighttime mode come to OS X? I'm mainly on my computer for an hour or two before bed, and was curious if it would actually help me fall asleep faster/get better sleep.
  2. howiest macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2015
    Left Coast
    You could always give f.lux a try. I find it helps.
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    F.lux is the most popular third party night mode solution on Mac OS X for a while. Try it out. The result on Mac is not bad.
  4. throAU macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
  5. phillytim macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Yeah definitely try out f.lux - I'm irritated that Apple didn't build Night Shift in, as it did with iOS 9.3; but I'm glad to see f.lux stay in business (at least for the time being).
  6. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    I use F.lux and like it, but there's one thing that Night Shift has that I can't seem to replicate with F.lux - the ability to toggle it on/off whenever without having to stick to a schedule. From what I can tell, F.lux is limited to coming on at sunset or a predefined time, but can't easily be toggled on at a different time without going digging in its preferences, unlike Night Shift, which can be turned on and off with the tap of a button in control center whenever you want. Unless I'm missing something? If so, I'd love to know!

    However, if this is really how F.lux works, I really hope Night Shift comes to the Mac this summer. I work odd hours and don't necessarily want my computer's color temperature to change at sunset all the time, or even at the same time every day for that matter.
  7. Toutou macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic
  8. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    f.lux is great, have been using it for years. but i expect we'll see night shift on the mac eventually (next OS?)...
  9. RAMtheSSD macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2013
    High on a Mountain Looking for Wisdom
    F.Lux is far superior to what Apple put into iOS but you have to play with it a bit. In any case, right click, two finger click, or something similar over the menu bar icon and you can disable it for a movie or until sunrise (if you woke up early) etc... Incidentally, unlike Night Shift, F.Lux can change in steps that you can define based on both where you live and the type of light you are using.
  10. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    Oh I didn't realize this about Flux. Thanks, I'll play around with it some more. Basically, all I want out of it is to be able to turn it on and off like a switch without having to mess with creating a schedule or having it assume when I want it to turn on due to my time of day - is something this simple possible with Flux? I like that you say it's easy to disable, but I'd much prefer it to not come on at all unless I tell it to...

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